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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2014 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in August 2009 at 6.2% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Texas 5.1% -0.1 -1.1
Midland 2.6% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2014 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Midland, Texas, National

Midland, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Midland, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Midland peaked in August 2009 at 4,645. There are now 2,071 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,458 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 116. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,574 +33 -534

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
November
2014
5.8% 4.9%
October
2014
5.8% 5.1% 2.6% 2,574
September
2014
5.9% 5.2% 2.6% 2,541
August
2014
6.1% 5.3% 2.5% 2,507
July
2014
6.2% 5.1% 2.5% 2,471
June
2014
6.1% 5.1% 2.5% 2,458
May
2014
6.3% 5.1% 2.6% 2,561
April
2014
6.3% 5.2% 2.7% 2,627
March
2014
6.7% 5.5% 2.9% 2,788
February
2014
6.7% 5.7% 3.0% 2,894
January
2014
6.6% 5.7% 3.0% 2,937
December
2013
6.7% 6.0% 3.2% 3,083
November
2013
7.0% 6.1% 3.2% 3,094

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.