Labor Force

Andrews County is a member of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Permian Basin Local Workforce Development Region. Therefore, we have unlimited access to various training programs and services offered by the TWC’s local workforce centers. In addition, we have access and support from, which is Texas’ most comprehensive online job resource that helps employers find workers and job seekers find jobs. Many of our employers offer On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training.

Labor Force

Total Employed
Unemployment Rate
0 %

(*Many of the employed are underemployed and may be included within the available labor pool with some job specific training.)

Labor Force Distribution

Local Government1,066
Natural Resources & Mining1,854
Trade, Transportation & Utilities1,407
Leisure & Hospitality495
Professional & Business Services421
Education & Health Services1,054
Financial Activities409
Medical & Health Services449
State Government31
Federal Government18
Public Administration216

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, 1Q 2008

Regional Labor Force

 Permian Basin,WDB Area-TxLea County,New MexicoTotal Permian Basin Region
Total Labor Force:232,33128,978261,309
Total Employed:219,32626,163245,489

Because of Andrews’ proximity to both the Midland/Odessa MSA and Lea County in Eastern New Mexico, Andrews encompasses a significant work force region. As indicated on the following commuting patterns table, the Permian Basin region unquestionably shares its labor force (Lea County, New Mexico is considered part of the Permian Basin region).