Labor Force

Garland’s workforce has the specialized skills necessary for future growth in the nation’s most promising industries - healthcare, renewable technology, and wireless communications - as well as Garland’s historic foundation in manufacturing and fabrication.

GARLAND COMMUTE TIMES

Commute TimesPercentNumber
Less than 15 minutes16.6%18,430
15 to 29 minutes34.4%38,192
30 minutes or longer49.0%54,402
Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)N/A28.4

Source: U.S. Census, 2012 to 2016 (Updated December 2017)

Labor Force & Unemployment for Garland 2015 to 2019

Statistic201520162017 20182019
Labor Force120,838122,764123,258125,188128,374
Employed116,113
117,406
119,409122,816126,947
Unemployed4,4874,5274,1314,1643,899
Unemployment Rate 3.7%3.7%3.3%3.3%3.0%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission (Updated February, 2020)

Labor Force & Unemployment for Surrounding Areas 2015 to 2019

Statistic201520162017 20182019
Dallas County3.8%3.9%3.5%3.5%3.0%
Population2,496,8592,574,9842,618,1482,637,772N/A
Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington4.1%3.8%3.6%3.7%3.3%
Population7,117,8967,233,3237,399,662N/A7,539,711
State3.6%3.7%3.3%3.3%2.9%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated February 2020)