Workforce

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 minutes 17.5% 18,327
15 - 29 minutes 35.7% 37,250
30 minutes or longer 46.9% 48,915
Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes) 27.6 

Source: US Census (ACS 2009-2013) Updated 2015

Labor Force and Unemployment 2013 - April 2017
 20132014201520162017
  Annual Annual Annual Annual April
Garland
Labor Force 119,035 121,708 120,838 122,764 125,614
Employed 111,212 115,260 115,756 118,036 120,783
Unemployed 7,823 6,448 5,082 4,728 4,831
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 5.3% 4.2% 3.9% 3.8%
Dallas County 6.5% 5.4% 4.3% 4.0% 4.1%
Population 2,459,095 2,469,911 2,496,859 - -
Dallas MSA 6.0% 5.0% 4.1% 3.8% 3.8%
Population 6,784,499 6,971,597 7,117,896 - -
State (Adjusted) 6.0% 5.0% 4.5% 4.6% 4.5%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated May 2017)