Department of Numbers

Midland, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland rose 2.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate for Midland in May 2020 is at a new high. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Midland 12.5% +2.2 +10.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 in May 2020 is at a new high of 12,798. Midland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Midland, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 12,798 +2,704 +10,678

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 12.5% 12,798
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 10.3% 10,094
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 3.3% 3,608
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 2.2% 2,490
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 2.2% 2,450
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.2% 2,477
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.2% 2,449
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.2% 2,407
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.1% 2,356
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.1% 2,290
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.0% 2,213

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.