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Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 91,100 jobs in Midland, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,491 employed persons for the month. Midland lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 19 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 91,100 0 -100
CPS 86,491 +19 -24

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 98,000. Since then 6,900 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 90,000 in October 2015, Midland has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 93,273 for Midland in November 2014. 6,782 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey. From a October 2015 low of 85,757, Midland has added 734 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 91,100 0 86,491 19
November 2016 91,100 600 86,472 659
October 2016 90,500 200 85,813 -72
September 2016 90,300 0 85,885 -208
August 2016 90,300 -200 86,093 14
July 2016 90,500 -700 86,079 -143
June 2016 91,200 100 86,222 -145
May 2016 91,100 100 86,367 -67
April 2016 91,000 300 86,434 -320
March 2016 90,700 0 86,754 -41
February 2016 90,700 -500 86,795 241
January 2016 91,200 0 86,554 39