|Ector County||Permian Basin|
|Total Civilian Labor Force||78,073||Total Civilian Labor Force||241,815|
|Total Employment||72,076||Total Employment||226,834|
|Total Unemployment||5,997||Total Unemployment||14,981|
|Unemployment Rate – Ector County 7.7%||Permian Basin Rate 6.2%|
|Radius of Labor Area – 60 miles|
The ability to attract the right skills is critical to the success of any project. Skilled workers are essential for high-end manufacturing and service-oriented projects. As a result of the most recent Wage Study, labor availability in the Odessa market is currently rated “very good” (8 .52 overall).
In addition to the importance of labor availability, finding quality workers is vital to any business. Expanding and locating companies generally seek communities with above average to good quality workers. Odessa labor quality is also rated “good.”