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 2014 - May 2018
 20142015201620172018
  Annual Annual Annual Annual May
Garland
Labor Force 121,708 120,838 122,764 123,258 126,901
Employed 115,260 115,756 118,036 118,794 122,530
Unemployed 6,448 5,082 4,728 4,464 4,371
Unemployment Rate  5.3% 4.2% 3.9% 3.6% 3.4%
Dallas County 5.4% 4.3% 4.0% 3.8% 3.6%
Population 2,469,911 2,496,859 2,574,984 2,618,148
Dallas MSA 5.0% 4.1% 3.8% 3.6% 3.4%
Population 6,971,597 7,117,896 7,233,323 7,399,662
State (Adjusted) 5.0% 4.5% 4.6% 4.3% 4.1%

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