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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 6.6% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Texas 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Midland 2.4% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 4,878. There are now 2,539 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,237 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 102. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,339 -20 -1,308

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.4% 2,339
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.5% 2,359
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 2.7% 2,401
November
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.6% 2,281
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 2.6% 2,237
September
2017
4.2% 4.0% 2.9% 2,502
August
2017
4.4% 4.0% 3.0% 2,619
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.0% 2,545
June
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.2% 2,743
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 3.5% 2,990
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 3.8% 3,300

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.