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Labor Force

Pecos’ workforce represents an educated and skilled talent pool, in part because our residents are served by numerous community colleges and technical schools.

Labor Force, Employment, & Unemployment - 2015
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Reeves County 5,614 5,337 277 4.9
State of Texas 13,077,390 12,522,151 555,239 4.2
Permian Basin WDA 247,103 237,086 10,017 4.1
United States (1,000) 157,833 149,929 7,904 5

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Annual Average Unemployment Rate
  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Reeves County 4.9% 3.2% 4.8% 6.3% 7.6% 8.2%
State of Texas 4.2% 4.1% 5.3% 6.2% 6.9% 7.8%
Permian Basin WDA 4.1% 2.6% 3.6% 3.9% 4.6% 4.4%
United States (1,000) 4.8% 5.4% 6.5% 7.6% 8.3% 9.1%

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Information provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. Not Seasonally Adjusted.

Employment By Industry - 2015 - Permian Basin WDA
  Number of Jobs
Natural Resources and Mining 40,250
Construction 15,451
Manufacturing 10,530
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 47,598
Information 1,758
Financial Activities 9,487
Professional and Business Services 15,330
Education and Health Services 37,363
Leisure and Hospitality 22,310
Other Services 6,725
Public Administration 7,349
Unclassified 64

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