Regional


Because of Andrews’ proximity to both the Midland/Odessa MSA and Lea County in Eastern New Mexico, Andrews encompasses a significant work force region. As indicated on the following commuting patterns table, the Permian Basin region unquestionably shares its labor force (Lea County, New Mexico is considered part of the Permian Basin region).

Permian Basin,
WDB Area-Tx
Lea County,
New Mexico
Total Permian Basin Region
Total Labor Force: 232,331 28,978 261,309
Total Employed: 219,326 26,163 245,489
Unemployed: 13,005 2,815 15,820
Rate: 5.6% 9.7%