Labor Statistics

October 2020

Ector County Permian Basin
Total Civilian Labor Force 86,375 Total Civilian Labor Force 266,539
Total Employment 76,561 Total Employment 242,671
Total Unemployment 9,814 Total Unemployment 26,868
Unemployment Rate – Ector County   11.4% Permian Basin Rate             9.0%
Radius of Labor Area – 60 miles

2018 Labor Statistics
Jan. 2019 compared to Jan. 2018
Labor Availability
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).
Labor Quality
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.”