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Skilled Workforce

The laborshed of Marshall, TX has a civilian labor force of approximately 350,000 within a 45-minute drive time of Marshall.  If expanded to a 60-minute drive time, the number is over 500,000. 

It is unique for a town Marshall's size to host 2 four-year universities, a junior college, and a state technical college.  Learn more about these institutions and their specialized training creating a skilled workforce pipeline here.

Employers have a diverse workforce to choose from, with workers specializing in a number of disciplines ranging from cyber security to welding and from business administration to biomedical research.   

As skills demanded by regional employers change, the skills of our workforce are changing too.


Laborshed Demographics

Laborshed Industry Snapshot

Laborshed Occupation Snapshot

Unemployment Rate Past 2 Yrs (Harrison County)

Historic Unemployment Rate  (Harrison County)

Texas Workforce Commission Data

Wage & Occupations - East Texas WDA

The East Texas workforce is noted for being highly skilled and for its excellent work ethic in such fields as computer technology, business administration, welding, machining, electronics, hydrology, engineering, and oil & gas, among many others. 


A selection of wage data for the East Texas WDA from the Texas Workforce Commission and United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 can be seen below.

Other specific occupational wage data for the East Texas WDA can be searched for here.

Totals will not add due to rounding and suppression for confidentiality.  " - "  Denotes cell is suppressed for confidentiality or statistically insufficient data.  Rate Type: Hourly - Only occupations reporting hourly wages are shown, Annual - Only occupations reporting annual wages are shown

Source: Labor Market & Career Information Department, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Wages and Employment Data


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