Workforce

Midland, Texas is rich in talent. It is the talent of our people, their hard work ethic, and desire to succeed and innovate that has led to consistent economic growth in our region. Business leaders know that they can count on our workforce to deliver consistent results and support mission-critical objectives.


Education

A well-educated workforce is essential in a competitive global environment and workers must be able to update and expand their knowledge as new technology and ways of working evolve. The Permian Basin has more than 260,000 professionals in the regional labor pool that have the educational expertise and technical aptitude to serve your industry. Many of these workers have post-secondary education and Midland has nearly twice the national average of trained engineers.

The Midland MSA has added over 19,000 jobs since January 2017 (Texas Workforce Commission). Post-secondary and higher education resources are readily available within the Midland area to serve area residents and businesses.


Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area
  Civilian Labor Force Employed  Unemployed Unemployment Rate
August 2019 107,083 104,701 2,382 2.2%
July 2019 107,563 105,199 2,362 1.9%
August 2018 106,563 104,420 2,143 2.0%

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Permian Basin Workforce Development Area*
  Civilian Labor Force Employed  Unemployed Unemployment Rate
August 2019 267,874 261,068 6,806 2.5%
July 2018 268,661 261.826 6,835 2.5%
August 2018 259,991 253,389 6,602 2.5%
*Counties in WDA: Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, & Winkler

Click here to read the full August 2019 Permian Basin WDA report