Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment

Unemployment rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 357 of the 372 metropolitan areas

Best- Performing Small Cities Midland, TX MSA

Midland edged up three spots to fifth in the 2013 index. It turned in exceptional performances in one- and five-year job and wage growth, ranking first or second on all four measures. A second-place finish in short-term job growth indicates that Midland’s positive momentum remains strong. Oil exploration and production and associated industries are driving the growth.