Decatur’s less than an hour location from the thriving Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex provides a large pool of potential employees for business and industry in Decatur. The area’s workforce is ever growing and strongly supported by quality partnerships with local education institutions that provide the venue, programming and training for students to earn degrees and certifications that are in direct support of business and industry. Decatur is very proud of the relationship that has been forged with the educational institutions and knows the partnership will continue to meet the need of business and industry.

Statistics – Wise County, TX

August 2013August 2014
Labor Force29,37529,724
Employment27,59828,205
Unemployment1,7771,519
Rate6.0%5.1%

Educational Attainment – Decatur, TX

Decatur, TexasUnited States
Population 25 years and over3,899204,336,017
High school graduate (includes equivalency)29.6%28.2%
Some college, no degree18.7%21.3%
Associate’s degree4.8%7.7%
Bachelor’s degree13.1%17.9%
Graduate or professional degree7.1%10.6%
High School Graduate73.3%85.7%
Associate’s Degree4.8%7.7%
Bachelor’s Degree +20.2%28.5%

Unemployment – Wise County, TX

2013 National unemployment average – 7.4%, 2013 Texas unemployment average – 6.3%