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Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 101,500 jobs in Midland, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,325 employed persons for the month. Midland added 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 134 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,500 +500 -13,400
CPS 95,325 +134 -13,295

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 December 2019 at 115,400. Since then 13,900 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 98,200 in July 2020, Midland has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 108,640 for Midland in December 2019. 13,315 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,652, Midland has added 7,673 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 101,500 500 95,325 134
October 2020 101,000 1,600 95,191 713
September 2020 99,400 100 94,478 -3,229
August 2020 99,300 1,100 97,707 5,400
July 2020 98,200 -1,300 92,307 242
June 2020 99,500 -500 92,065 4,277
May 2020 100,000 -2,300 87,788 136
April 2020 102,300 -12,300 87,652 -17,144
March 2020 114,600 -800 104,796 -3,772
February 2020 115,400 0 108,568 37
January 2020 115,400 0 108,531 -109
December 2019 115,400 500 108,640 20