Amarillo's workforce has grown steadily since 1990, keeping pace with the growing labor demand. The metropolitan area civilian labor force totals 131,700. In the past 15 years, the total wage and salary employment in Amarillo has increased over 30%.
Over the past decade, a steady pattern of people have moved to Amarillo because of the attractive employment opportunities. This trend is expected to continue, as a high percentage of local firms expect to either maintain or increase their staffing levels in the coming year.
Twenty-Six County Region:
The workforce of the 26-county Panhandle region totals 226,051.