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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.1 percentage points in May 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. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Texas 5.1% -0.1 -1.3
Midland 2.6% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 2,084 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,561 -66 -560

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 5.1%
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
October
2013
7.2% 6.2% 3.3% 3,108
September
2013
7.2% 6.3% 3.3% 3,120
August
2013
7.2% 6.4% 3.3% 3,130
July
2013
7.3% 6.4% 3.3% 3,129
June
2013
7.5% 6.4% 3.3% 3,123

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.