Department of Numbers

Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 97,300 jobs in Midland, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,917 employed persons for the month. Midland lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,135 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,300 0 +7,700
CPS 94,917 +3,135 +11,157

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 November 2014 at 97,900. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 86,200 in July 2016, Midland has gained 11,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Midland is at a new high of 94,917.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 97,300 0 94,917 3,135
January 2018 97,300 0 91,782 6,566
December 2017 97,300 500 85,216 563
November 2017 96,800 1,100 84,653 372
October 2017 95,700 -200 84,281 -401
September 2017 95,900 500 84,682 779
August 2017 95,400 900 83,903 198
July 2017 94,500 900 83,705 -8
June 2017 93,600 1,100 83,713 91
May 2017 92,500 1,100 83,622 -112
April 2017 91,400 1,000 83,734 -220
March 2017 90,400 800 83,954 194