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Workforce

Basic Workforce

  • Lindale draws from a commuting range of 26-28 miles
  • Workforce age population base (18-64 years) within 30 miles:  214,000
  • US Census reports the average commute time is 26 minutes
  • Workforce in the Tyler/Smith County MSA is: 103,000

Labor Survey & Wage/Benefit Survey

The Lindale Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the Tyler Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) periodically conduct a county-wide labor survey and a regional wage-and-benefit survey.


Where Smith County Residents Work

According to the 2010 Census, 65.3% of Smith County residents work within Smith County - the remaining 34.7% work in surrounding counties with the largest percentage (5.5%) working in Dallas County.

County Labor Force Percent
Smith 53,768 65.3%
Dallas 4,568 5.5
Gregg 4,157 5.0
Harris 2,652 3.2
Tarrant 1,756 2.1
Cherokee 1,095 1.3
Rusk 939 1.1
Henderson 863 1.0
Collin 860 1.0
Van Zandt 694 0.8
All Other 10,992 13.3

Smith County/Tyler MSA Workforce Statistics
Source: Texas Workforce Commission

Total Non-Farm employment is 94,908 (2013 Avg.). Private employment is 81,867, while public-sector employment is 13,042 (see table below).

Tyler MSA, Non-Farm Employment Estimates by Industry Sector
 Reporting for: Annual
 Industry Sector 2013 2014 2015
 Total Non-Farm 94,908 98,900 101,200
 Total Private 81,867 85,200 87,600
 Goods Producing 10,808 11,000 12,500
 Service Producing 87,600 87,900 88,700
 Private Service Providing 74,000  74,200 75,100
 Natural Resources, Mining & Construction 84,100 5,900 6,300
 Manufacturing 71,058 5,100 6,200
 Trade, Transportation & Utilities 19,075 20,500 21,300
 Wholesale Trade 3,375 3,300 3,400
 Retail Trade 12,033 13,100 13,300
 Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities 3,667 4,100 4,600
 Information 2,350 2,400 2,300
 Financial Activities 4,233 4,400 4,800
 Professional & Business Services 8,333 8,300 8,700
 Educational & Health Services 22,258 23,300 22,900
 Leisure & Hospitality 10,400 11,000 10,700
 Other Services 4,408 4,300 4,400
 Government 13,042 13,700 13,600
     Federal Government 692 600 600
     State Government 3,175 4,000 3,600
     Local Government 9,175 9,100 9,400
Source: Texas Workforce Commission, LMCI Tracer Data Link