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Workforce

City of Denton Labor Market

Denton is proud of its world-class workforce that creates the foundation of our industry successes. The Denton Independent School District (DISD) prepares our youth with a curriculum that includes advanced technology, instruction and business/life skills for our continued growth and development as a community. The proximity to two major universities, the University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University and a North Central Texas College (NCTC) provide an ample and well-educated workforce which provides positive growth and productivity for our local businesses.

Texas is a Right-to-Work State. According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s December 2012 labor estimates, the available workforce for the city of Denton was 64,915. Denton is fortunate to draw workers from the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) representing 3.4 million people, as well as workers from the Oklahoma border.

Wage Rates for Selected Occupations
in the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA
Occupation 25th Percentile
Hourly Wage
90th Percentile
Hourly Wage
Average Median
Hourly Wage
Accountants and Auditors $24.46 $54.67 $31.88
Administrative Service Mangers $30.67 $64.97 $40.41
Advertising and Promotion Managers $22.25 $79.68 $35.38
Business and Financial Operations Occupations $22.39 $54.03 $30.51
Claims Adjusters, Examiners and Investigators $20.61 $42.96 $27.21
Compensation and Benefits Managers $39.16 $78.24 $48.13
Compliance Officers $21.18 $49.66 $28.76
Computer and Information Systems Managers $48.10 $86.64 $58.64
Construction Managers $28.90 $63.41 $37.61
Cost Estimators $22.87 $45.47 $29.38
Education Administrators (all other) $35.94 $69.36 $48.51
Education Administrators (Post secondary) $27.51 $70.49 $37.02
Emergency Management Directors $23.93 $45.09 $31.49
Engineering Managers $51.86 * $65.81
Environmental Engineers $33.35 $59.72 $41.58
Financial Managers $39.54 * $52.64
Human Resource Managers $39.30 $85.63 $49.76
Industrial Production Managers $35.51 $83.89 $47.15
Insurance Appraisers (Auto damage) $23.02 $36.18 $26.37
Lodging Managers $18.62 $46.10 $26.03
Logisticians $26.61 $55.69 $34.70
Medical and Health Services Managers $32.20 $71.80 $41.71
Materials Engineers $24.41 $57.71 $34.26
Medical and Health Services Managers $32.20 $71.80 $41.71
Operations Research Analysts $24.62 $54.64 $35.30
Public Relations Managers

$33.01

* $48.26
Purchasing Managers $39.63 $82.61 $51.46
Real Estate & Community Association Mangrs. $18.71 $45.03 $24.94
Sales Managers $35.48
*
$52.16
Trans., Storage and Distribution Managers $31.10 $67.45 $40.83
Wholesale and Retail Buyers $19.30 $47.20 $25.65

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, 2011 (Based on data available April 2013)

*Denotes information not available

Major Public Employers
University of North Texas Higher Education 8,738
Denton Independent School District Education

3,800

Denton State Supported Living Center MHMR Facility 1,700
Texas Woman's University Higher Education 1,672
Denton County Government 1,581
City of Denton Government 1,300
FEMA Regional HQ & Call Center 594 up to 1,100
Denton County MHMR MHMR Authority for Denton County 300
Progressive Industries Product Fulfillment Services 240
United States Postal Service Government Agency 175
Workforce Solutions of North Texas Workforce Center 90
Texas Department of Transportation Government-State Agency 85

Source: Denton Chamber of Commerce, updated March 2014

Major Private Employers
Peterbilt Motors - Headquarters and Plant
Class 8, Medium duty & Hybrid Trucks 2,100
Texas Health Presbyterian of Denton
Hospital/Healthcare 1,076
Denton Regional Medical Center
Hospital/Healthcare 950
Sally Beauty Company, Inc.
Distributor of Professional Beauty Supplies 950
Labinal Power Systems
Aerospace Wiring Harness & Electrical Connectors 727
Flowers Baking Company Bakery of Natures Own, Cobblestone Mill, and Sunbeam breads 480
Anderson Merchandisers Distribution 450
Jostens, Inc. High School, College, & Championship Ring Production 450
Victor Technologies Manufacture, Assemble, & Distribute Gas Cutting & Welding Apparatus & Gas Flow Regulators 450
Tetra Pak Materials, L.P. Design, Sale/Lease of Liquid Food Packaging & Processing Systems 325
University Behavioral Health of Denton Metal Health and Chemical Dependency Treatment 310
James Wood Auto Park New & Used Auto Sales, Parts & Service, & Auto Repair 251
Mayday Manufacturing & Hi-Tech Metal Finishing Aerospace Components 250
CBS Mechanical HVAC, Plumbing & Roofing 220
Fastenal Hardware Manufacturer & Merchant 208
Intergrated Alliance, LP Dedicated In & Outbound Call Center Service;  411 Services 200
Morrison Milling Company Flour, Cornmeal, Grain-based Baking Mixes 200
United Copper Industries Manufacture & Distribution of Electrical Wire 196
Acme Brick Company Brick, Tile, & Building Materials 185
US Aviation Group Flight Training, Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, Installation/Repair, FBO & Aircraft Sales 180
Titus Transportation Transportation Service 175
Active USA Automotive Transporter
166
Daybreak Venture, LLC Operates Long-Term Care Facilities
165
Odyssey Aerospace Aircraft Interior Components Manufacturing
165
Target Food Distribution Center Distribution of Products to Target Stores 160
Aldi Distribution Center Food Distribution to Aldi Stores
150
Miller of Denton Beer and Ale Wholesale Distribution
140
Vintage Retirement & Healthcare Center Retirement Community & Other Senior Services 140
Denton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Long-Term Care & Other Health Services
135
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Banking 134
Mayhill Hospital In-patient Behavioral Health & Physical Rehabilitation 130
Good Samaritan Society - Denton Village Retirement Housing & Skilled Nursing 125
Toyota of Denton New & Used Car Sales, Parts & Service 125
DATCU Credit Union financial Institution 120
Senior Care Health & Rehabilitation Center Skilled Nursing Facility 110
Ben E. Keith Beers Distribution Center of Alcoholic Beverages 108
Bill Utter Ford New and Used Car Sales, Parts & Service 108
Hulcher Services, Inc. Contractor To Nations Railroads. 105
Good Samaritan Society - Lake Forest Village Retirement Housing & Skilled Nursing
103
Classic Lincoln Mercury Mazda New and Used Car Sales, Parts & Service
100
The HEART Hospital Baylor Denton Healthcare
100
Keller Williams Realty - The McKissack Group Real Estate 100
Verizon Telecommunication Utility 93
Northstar Bank of Texas Banking, Financial Services, & Mortgage 91
Schlumberger Technology Corp. Oil & Gas Service Company & Maintenance Support 89
C&G Electric, Inc. Residential, Industrial & Commercial Electrical & Intergrated Systems 87
Denton Country Club Country Club Golf Course, Restaurant & Other facilities 80
Elite Manufacturing Company Assembly & Fabrication 80
General Telemarketing International Telemarketing Services (In & Out Bound) 80
Peerless Manufacturing Design, Manufacture & Supply Systems for Reduction of Air Pollution 78
Wol-Med Healthcare, Specializing In Workers Comp & Auto Accidents 77
Biolife Plasma Service (Baxter Healthcare) Plasma Donation & Blood Bank 75
Heaven at Home Care Home Private Healthcare

75

Greenpoint Aerospace, Inc. Aviation Maintenance 75
Autumn Leaves of Denton Assisted Living & Services for Memory Care Patients 70
Robson Ranch Active Adult Resort Living 70
Starlite Sign, LP Sign & Banner Manufacturing 70
Safety Kleen Systems, Inc. Chemical Recycling 62
Classic Corrugated, Inc. Corrugated Box Sheets 60
Jagoe-Public Co. Consultant, Construction Materials, Manufacturing, Production & Paving 60
Little Guy Movers Moving Services 60
SPAN Senior Citizens Service Organization 59
Denton Publishing Company Newspaper Publishing 55
Trinity Industries Structural Poles 55
SNL Distribution Distribution Services 54
BCI Mechanical, Inc. Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing Contractor 53
Regency Maintenance Service Janitorial Service 51
Century 21 - Judge Fite Company Real Estate 50
Compass Steel, Inc. Steel & Precast Concrete Contractor 50
Intergrated Production Services Oilfield Services 50
Rehabtrust Home Health Home Health Services 50

Source: Denton Partnership, updated March 2014

Unemployment Trends
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 YTD
City of Denton 4.0% 3.8% 4.2% 6.1% 6.5% 6.3% 5.4% 5.0% 4.6%
Denton County 4.2% 3.9% 4.5% 7.1% 7.3% 6.9% 6.0% 5.5% 5.2%
Texas 4.9% 4.4% 4.9% 7.5% 8.2% 7.9% 6.8% 6.3% 5.9%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission February 2014, Updated March 2014

The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment Trends

Source: Texas Workforce Commission February 2014.  Updated March 2014.

The rates are not seasonally adjusted.

Please see the Statistical Trends and News of Denton (STaND) report for the the

most current unemployment rates by month in 2013.

Available Civilian Labor Force
Entity Number
City of Denton 65,974
Denton County 394,954
State of Texas 12,864,384

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, December 2013

Updated: January 2014.

Estimated Employment for North Central WDA for 2010-2020

Occupation
Estimated
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, & Sale
3,230
Advertising & Promotions Managers
190
Administrative Services Managers

1,720

Architectural and Engineering Managers
970
Business & Financial Operations Occupations
31,280
Business Operations Specialists
18,490
Business Operations Specialists, All Other
4,420
Accountants and Auditors
5,910
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
430
Architecture & Engineering Occupations
12,670
Architects, Surveyors and Cartographers
600
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
300
Aerospace Engineers
610
Architectural and Civil Drafters
400
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
130
Biological Technicians
140
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
380
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
120
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
300
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
380
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers
380
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
110
Art, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations
11,980
Art and Design Workers
3,630
Art Directors
330
Actors
130
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
210
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
100
Anesthesiologists
260
Athletic Trainers
120
Animal Control Workers
100
Bartenders
1,890
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations
25,780
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
17,420
Animal Care and Service Workers
1,700
Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,300
Barbers
450
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges
140
Advertising Sales Agents
530
Bill and Account Collectors
2,900
Billing and Posting Clerks
3,000
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
9,250
Brokerage Clerks
130
Agricultural Workers
13,840
Animal Breeders
140
Agricultural Equipment Operators
220
Boilermakers
180
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
420
Avionics Technicians
120
Aircraft Mechanics and service Technicians
620
Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,000
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
120
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

4,310

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,320
Assemblers and Fabricators
9,370
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler
500
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
1,140
Bakers
890
Butchers and Meat Cutters
700
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
1,060
Air Transportation Workers
230
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
800
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client
3,400
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
770

Source:  Texas Workforce Commission, May 2013

Employment Change by Sector for Denton County and Texas
  Denton County
Employment
Texas Employment
  2011 2012 Change 2011 2012 Change
Natural Resources and Mining
1,372
1,088
30.5%
298,224
240,197
10.3%
Construction
9,441
9,136
7.7%
606,705
582,946
2.7%
Manufacturing
12,482
12,541
0.2%
847,734
849,000
3.0%
Trade, Transport and Utilities
39,878
41,644
1.5%
2,202,201
2,092,701
2.8%
Information
2,939
4,628
-2.3%
203,238
210,352
0.3%
Financial Activities Group
9,634
8,952
9.5%
636,133
642,879
3.0%
Professional, Business and Other Services
22,217
24,020
6.9%
1,267,174
1,354,569 4.6%
Education and Health Services
46,291
47,343
2.4%
2,432,847
2,415,271
2.3%
Leisure and Hospitality Group
22,473
22,328
6.3%
1,087,138
1,046,800 3.9%
Other Services
4,656
5,062
1.1%
305,273
296,082
2.2%
Public Administration/Unclassified
6,096
5,265
11.8%
447,580
344,474

25.9%

Total, All Industries
178,479
183,601
4.4%
10,172,062
10,212,170
3.4%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, 3rd Quarter

Comparison of Employment Change by Sector 2011-2012

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, 3rd Quarter, Updated April 2013

The percent change in employment figures from the 3rd quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2012 was greater in Denton County than the State of Texas in 10 of the 11 major industries (excluding unclassified), while the percent change in Manufacturing, Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Information,and Other Services were greater at the state level.    According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the greater rate of positive change in employment indicates that the economy is experiencing a comparative advantage. The local economy of Denton County is experiencing a advantage over the state in 14.6% of the major industry sectors.

 

Denton Employment by Industry Sector
Industry Percent
Agriculture, Forestry Fishing 0.7%
Mining 0.2%
Construction 2.9%
Manufacturing 5.3%
Transportation and Communication 1.7%
Wholesale Trade 5.8%
Retail Trade 26.7%
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 6.6%
Services 40.2%
Public Administration 9.7%
Unclassified 0.3%

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions (DentonSites.com) 2013

Denton Employment by Industry Sector

Source: Applied Geographic Solutions (DentonSites.com) 2013

The Nielsen Company Estimates

Population by Occupation
Sales & Office 26%
Professional & Related Occupations 22%
Service 24%
Management, Business & Finance 12%
Production & Transportation 10%
Construction 4%
Farming, Fishing & Forestry < 1%

Source: The Nielsen Center 2012

Commute of Workers in the City of Denton
Less than 15 minutes 36%
15-29 Minutes 32%
30-44 Minutes 16%
45-59 Minutes 9%
60 Minutes or greater 7%

Source:  The Nielsen Center 2012

According to The Nielsen Center, the average commute to work in the City of Denton was 25.54 minutes.