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 16.6% 18,430
15 - 29 minutes 34.4% 38,192
30 minutes or longer 49% 54,402
Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes) 28.4

Source: US Census (ACS 2012-2016) Updated December 2017

Labor Force and Unemployment 2013 - December 2017
 20132014201520162017
  Annual Annual Annual Annual December
Garland
Labor Force 119,035 121,708 120,838 122,764 127,258
Employed 111,212 115,260 115,756 118,036 123,322
Unemployed 7,823 6,448 5,082 4,728 3,936
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 5.3% 4.2% 3.9% 3.1%
Dallas County 6.5% 5.4% 4.3% 4.0% 3.3%
Population 2,459,095 2,469,911 2,496,859 2,574,984 -
Dallas MSA 6.0% 5.0% 4.1% 3.8% 3.1%
Population 6,784,499 6,971,597 7,117,896 7,233,323 -
State (Adjusted) 6.0% 5.0% 4.5% 4.6% 3.9%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Updated January 2018)