Department of Numbers

Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 1.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 6.6% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.9% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Midland 1.9% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Midland, Texas, National

Midland, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Midland, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Midland peaked in September 2009 at 4,882. There are now 2,814 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,068 -12 -59

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 1.9% 2,068
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 1.9% 2,080
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.0% 2,135
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 2.1% 2,238
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 2.1% 2,316
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 2.1% 2,317
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 2.1% 2,271
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 2.1% 2,207
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.1% 2,207
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 2.0% 2,197

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.