The unemployment rate for Texas was 6.8 percent in September.
September's unemployment figures represent a drop from the 7.1 percent figure reported statewide in august.
Meanwhile, September 2012 unemployment figures are more than a full percentage point below September 2011's unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.
Midland's September unemployment rate of 3.3 percent continues to lead Texas, and is on the top 5 list for lowest unemployment for all metropolitan areas in the United States.
Odessa had the second lowest unemployment rate in Texas in September, at 3.9 percent.