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Midland, Texas Job Growth

There were 96,000 jobs in Midland, Texas in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 90,682 employed persons for the month. Midland added 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 638 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Midland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 96,000 +300 +2,600
CPS 90,682 +638 +5,484

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 18,700 jobs have been lost in Midland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,900 in July 2020, Midland has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 107,817 for Midland in July 2019. 17,135 jobs have been lost in Midland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 85,198, Midland has added 5,484 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Midland, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 96,000 300 90,682 638
April 2021 95,700 400 90,044 670
March 2021 95,300 1,200 89,374 -338
February 2021 94,100 600 89,712 119
January 2021 93,500 -300 89,593 426
December 2020 93,800 1,000 89,167 98
November 2020 92,800 500 89,069 -1,008
October 2020 92,300 900 90,077 2,069
September 2020 91,400 400 88,008 -2,097
August 2020 91,000 1,100 90,105 4,026
July 2020 89,900 -1,800 86,079 -1,517
June 2020 91,700 -1,700 87,596 2,398