Department of Numbers

Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 115,100 jobs in Midland, Texas in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,824 employed persons for the month. Midland lost 300 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,744 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,100 -300 +800
CPS 105,824 -2,744 -1,852

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 300 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 108,640 for Midland in December 2019. 2,816 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 115,100 -300 105,824 -2,744
February 2020 115,400 0 108,568 37
January 2020 115,400 0 108,531 -109
December 2019 115,400 500 108,640 20
November 2019 114,900 100 108,620 49
October 2019 114,800 200 108,571 63
September 2019 114,600 -400 108,508 87
August 2019 115,000 -100 108,421 109
July 2019 115,100 400 108,312 137
June 2019 114,700 0 108,175 170
May 2019 114,700 0 108,005 173
April 2019 114,700 400 107,832 156