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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, 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 77,397.

 Workforce Characteristics:

Geography Employed Unemployed Total
Workforce
Unemployment
Rate
City of Denton 74,990 2,407 77,397 3.1
Denton County 482,416 15,491 497,907 3.1
State of Texas 13,542,200 523,938 14,066,138 3.7
United States 158,385,000 6,556,000 164,941,000 4.0

Texas Workforce Commission, July 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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