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Workforce in Lufkin

The Lufkin workforce is comprised of 145,000 talented individuals who power industry and business in East Texas. Theyโ€™re educated and trained at area institutions including Angelina College and Stephen F. Austin State University. Since 1968, Angelina College has served as the educational backbone of Lufkin and Angelina County, providing student-centered learning for more than 5,300 students.

The continuous development of our talent is paramount, and through our partnership with WorkForce Solutions Deep East Texas, workers can advance their skills and knowledge to become even stronger contributors to the local and regional economy.

Labor Market by the Numbers

  • Texas labor force: 20 million
  • Deep East Texas Council of Government Workforce Development Area: 152,012
  • Angelina County labor force: 65,736

Educational Attainment

  • 76.1% of people age 25+ are high school graduates or higher
  • 22.7% of people age 25+ have completed some college
  • 15.5% of people age 25+ hold associateโ€™s degrees or higher
  • 15.5% of people age 25+ hold bachelorโ€™s degrees or higher
  • 5.2% of people age 25+ hold graduate degrees or higher

Employment by Sector

Lufkinโ€™s workforce is prepared for a wide variety of jobs and training exists to develop additional skilled workers across a range of industries.

Industry Total Employment
Office & Administrative Support 17070
Food Preparation & Serving Related 11120
Sales & Related 10240
Production 9750
Education, Training & Library 9240
Transportation & Material Moving 8260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical 6330
Installation, Maintenance & Repair 4920
Healthcare Support 4350
Protective Service 4290
Personal Care & Service 3880
Management 3820
Construction & Extraction 3730
Building & Grounds, Cleaning & Maintenance 3220
Business & Financial Operations 2670
General & Operations Managers 1540
Computer & Mathematical 1070
Community & Social Service 1060
Architecture & Engineering 1040
Farming, Fishing & Forestry 800
Legal 630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media 610
Life, Physical & Social Science 470