Department of Numbers

Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 102,600 jobs in Midland, Texas in November 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,655 employed persons for the month. Midland lost 1,000 jobs in November 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 390 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,600 -1,000 +5,800
CPS 97,655 -390 +5,586

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 August 2018 at 104,200. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,317 for Midland in August 2018. 662 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2018

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2018 102,600 -1,000 97,655 -390
October 2018 103,600 -600 98,045 -67
September 2018 104,200 0 98,112 -205
August 2018 104,200 800 98,317 232
July 2018 103,400 300 98,085 428
June 2018 103,100 1,300 97,657 597
May 2018 101,800 1,000 97,060 676
April 2018 100,800 1,600 96,384 1,152
March 2018 99,200 1,400 95,232 1,050
February 2018 97,800 500 94,182 954
January 2018 97,300 0 93,228 567
December 2017 97,300 500 92,661 592