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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 143,500 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,533 employed persons for the month. Lubbock lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 143,500 -200 +1,400
CPS 151,533 +116 +2,468

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lubbock, Texas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lubbock as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Lubbock, Texas

CES employment for Lubbock peaked in April 2016 at 144,400. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 143,200 in October 2016, Lubbock has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 151,986 for Lubbock in August 2016. 453 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 151,137, Lubbock has added 396 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 143,500 -200 151,533 116
November 2016 143,700 500 151,417 280
October 2016 143,200 -200 151,137 -726
September 2016 143,400 -700 151,863 -123
August 2016 144,100 300 151,986 314
July 2016 143,800 -600 151,672 -229
June 2016 144,400 300 151,901 218
May 2016 144,100 -300 151,683 360
April 2016 144,400 700 151,323 160
March 2016 143,700 1,100 151,163 770
February 2016 142,600 200 150,393 822
January 2016 142,400 300 149,571 506