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 information, 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: 237,843 31,849 269,692
Total Employed: 229,099 30,720 259,819
Unemployed: 8,744 1,129 9,873
Rate: 3.7% 3.5% 3.7%