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 (ACS 2012 to 2016) Updated December 2017

Labor Force & Unemployment for Garland 2014 to April, 2019

Statistic201520162017 2018April 2019
Labor Force120,838122,764123,258125,188127,568
Employed115,756118,036118,794120,733123,931
Unemployed5,0824,7284,4644,4553,637
Unemployment Rate 4.2%3.9%3.6%3.6%2.9%


Labor Force & Unemployment for Surrounding Areas 2014 to April, 2019

Statistic201520162017 2018April 2019
Dallas County4.3%4.0%3.8%3.7%3.0%
Population2,496,8592,574,9842,618,1482,637,772N/A
Dallas/Fort Worth4.1%3.8%3.6%3.7%3.4%
Population7,117,8967,233,3237,399,662N/A7,539,711
State (Adjusted)4.5%4.6%4.3%3.9%3.7%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated May, 2019)