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Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in May 2020 at 12.4% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Texas 5.2% -0.2 -2.0
Midland 5.0% -0.2 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 12,033. There are now 6,998 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 5,035 -161 -3,465

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.0% 5,035
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.2% 5,196
September
2021
4.7% 5.6% 5.4% 5,359
August
2021
5.2% 5.9% 5.7% 5,613
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 6.0% 5,870
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 6.8% 6,615
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 7.0% 6,786
April
2021
6.0% 6.7% 8.0% 7,782
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 8.3% 8,113
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 8.5% 8,368
January
2021
6.4% 6.8% 8.7% 8,578

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.