Labor Force

LOCAL AREA UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS (LAUS) – Not Seasonally Adjusted – December 2023

Employed Unemployed
Area Labor Force Employment Number % of Labor Force
Texas 15,147,835 14,619,352 528,483 3.5
Parker County 77,689 75,456 2,233 2.9
Tarrant County 1,192,419 1,153,514 38,905 3.3

Source: Texas Labor Market Information –


Area Industry Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA Total, All Industries 3,972,145 $1,421
Parker County Total, All Industries 40,314 $1,026
Tarrant County Total, All Industries 994,204 $1,295

Source: Texas Labor Market Information –

DFW Regional Commute Patterns – Reflecting the people who work outside the county in which they live

Workforce Solutions

Because Azle is situated between two counties, labor market resources are available through two different Workforce Solutions campuses – North Central Texas Workforce Solutions and Tarrant County Workforce Solutions.  Both of these are under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and they are two of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. They have provide resource and labor market information for both job seekers and employers.  The primary goal of all 28 local workforce development boards is to respond to the needs of Texas employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives.

Parker County Quarterly Labor Market Information
Tarrant County Labor Market Report
North Central Texas Target Occupations