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Workforce

More than 5,800 companies do business in Denton. Much of the labor shed has received their training right here in Denton, which is home to two major universities, the University of North Texas (UNT) and Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Specialized training for local businesses is also provided by North Central Texas College (NCTC). Denton Independent School District (DISD) sets the foundation for our youth with a curriculum that includes advanced technology, instruction and business/life skills.

Texas is a Right-to-Work state. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s labor estimates, the available workforce for the City of Denton is 72,558.

 Workforce Characteristics:

Geography Employed Unemployed Total
Workforce
Unemployment
Rate
City of Denton 70,265 2,293 72,558 3.2
Denton County 438,786 15,750 454,536 3.5
State of Texas 12,895,003 611,739 13,506,742 4.5
United States 153,262,000 6,555,000 159,817,000 4.1

Texas Workforce Commission, April 2017, not seasonally adjusted

The Workforce Inflow and Outflow figure below was generated using the U.S. Census Bureau’s “On the Map” application, which provides a snapshot of the inflow and outflow patterns of the workforce in the Denton labor shed. 

Denton Workforce Inflow and Outflow: