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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.2%. 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 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Texas 3.7% -0.1 -0.2
Midland 2.2% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2,709 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,096 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 73. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 2,169 +22 -201

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.2% 2,169
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 2.1% 2,147
August
2018
3.9% 3.9% 2.1% 2,116
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 2.1% 2,096
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 2.2% 2,151
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.2% 2,146
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.3% 2,268
March
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.5% 2,398
February
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.4% 2,351
January
2018
4.1% 4.0% 2.4% 2,338
December
2017
4.1% 4.0% 2.5% 2,402

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.