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Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 88,700 jobs in Midland, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,715 employed persons for the month. Midland added 500 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 10 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 88,700 +500 +1,900
CPS 83,715 +10 +1,152

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Midland, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Midland as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Midland, Texas

CES employment for Midland peaked in November 2014 at 97,800. Since then 9,100 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 86,300 in June 2016, Midland has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 92,944 for Midland in November 2014. 9,229 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 82,481, Midland has added 1,234 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 88,700 500 83,715 10
July 2017 88,200 -400 83,705 -8
June 2017 88,600 200 83,713 91
May 2017 88,400 500 83,622 -112
April 2017 87,900 0 83,734 -220
March 2017 87,900 -100 83,954 194
February 2017 88,000 600 83,760 911
January 2017 87,400 500 82,849 -106
December 2016 86,900 -400 82,955 -4
November 2016 87,300 500 82,959 121
October 2016 86,800 100 82,838 150
September 2016 86,700 -100 82,688 125