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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2014 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in August 2009 at 6.2% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% +0.1 -1.2
Texas 4.9% -0.2 -1.2
Midland 2.5% -0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2014 data as December 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 2,123 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 64. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,522 -52 -572

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
December
2014
5.6% 4.6%
November
2014
5.8% 4.9% 2.5% 2,522
October
2014
5.7% 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
6.2% 5.2% 2.7% 2,627
March
2014
6.6% 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

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.