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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 2017
  Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Reeves County 6,923 6,692 231 3.3
State of Texas (1,000) 13,824,400 13,276,700 547,700 4.0
Permian Basin WDA 242,105 234,974 7,131 2.9
United States (1,000) 162,245 155,965 6,280 3.9

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Annual Average Unemployment Rate
  2017 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Reeves County 3.3% 4.9% 3.2% 4.8% 6.3% 7.6% 8.2%
State of Texas 4.0% 4.2% 4.1% 5.3% 6.2% 6.9% 7.8%
Permian Basin WDA 2.9% 4.1% 2.6% 3.6% 3.9% 4.6% 4.4%
United States (1,000) 3.9% 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 - 2017 - Permian Basin WDA
  Number of Jobs
Natural Resources and Mining 43,692
Construction 16,345
Manufacturing 9,457
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 46,341
Information 2,138
Financial Activities 9,025
Professional and Business Services 14,811
Education and Health Services 38,221
Leisure and Hospitality 23,445
Other Services 6,776
Public Administration 7,335

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