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Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 93,800 jobs in Midland, Texas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 89,095 employed persons for the month. Midland added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 226 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 93,800 +300 -19,800
CPS 89,095 +226 -19,473

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 July 2019 at 114,700. Since then 20,900 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,900 in July 2020, Midland has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 108,640 for Midland in December 2019. 19,545 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 87,652, Midland has added 1,443 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 93,800 300 89,095 226
January 2021 93,500 -300 88,869 -6,838
December 2020 93,800 1,000 95,707 365
November 2020 92,800 500 95,342 151
October 2020 92,300 900 95,191 713
September 2020 91,400 400 94,478 -3,229
August 2020 91,000 1,100 97,707 5,400
July 2020 89,900 -1,800 92,307 242
June 2020 91,700 -1,700 92,065 4,277
May 2020 93,400 -4,100 87,788 136
April 2020 97,500 -16,000 87,652 -17,144
March 2020 113,500 -100 104,796 -3,772