Workforce & Labor Shed

The Red Oak labor shed is the area of our region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. It is determined by using a survey of the local workforce, Labor shed data can be used to help the Red Oak Economic Development Department to retain and expand existing businesses while attracting new employers into the area.

Workforce Map
Workforce and Labor Availability: Exceeds 3.19 Million!

Employment, Earnings, Industry & Occupations


"It goes without saying that available labor, especially skilled labor, is considered to be a key driver in site selection decisions. Workers are often the lifeblood for a company’s operations."
(Source: 26th Annual Corporate Survey of Corporate Executives, Area Development Special Presentation, Winter 2012)

1. Employment by Occupation (Occupation Group, Employment, Percent (PDF)

2. Wages Report by Occupation and Labor Force Availability: 10 to 60 Miles - 10 Mile Radials (PDF)

3. Labor Force Report (Red Oak, TX) 2019    (PDF)           (EXCEL)

4. Ellis County Economic Profile      (PDF)

5. Texas Industry Profiles: Labor Availability Estimator - The Labor Availability Estimator
helps estimate the available supply of appropriately skilled workers in a region.

6. Texas Workforce Commission - The primary governmental job training and job search program for the State of Texas.

7. North Central Texas Workforce Solutions - Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas provides leadership to our extensive network of Workforce Centers and service providers who are dedicated to assisting employers in finding the right employee.