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Workforce Data

More than 6,300 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 and one community college, the University of North Texas (UNT), Texas Woman’s University (TWU), and North Central Texas College (NCTC). Specialized training for local businesses is also provided by 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 77,904.

 Workforce Characteristics:

Geography Employed Unemployed Total
Workforce
Unemployment
Rate
City of Denton 75,777 2,127 77,904 2.7
Denton County 487,480 13,737 501,217 2.7
State of Texas 13,721,100 467,991 14,189,091 3.3
United States 159,067,000 5,510,000 164,576,000 3.3

Texas Workforce Commission, October 2019, 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:

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