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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in May 2020 at 12.4% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.6
Midland 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 May 2020 at 12,231. There are now 8,606 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 3,625 -150 -1,871

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.5% 3,625
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.6% 3,775
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.8% 3,938
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 4,118
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.2% 4,338
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.4% 4,560
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 4.5% 4,658
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 4.7% 4,800
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 4.6% 4,770
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 4.6% 4,778
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 4,951

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.