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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 147,200 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,335 employed persons for the month. Lubbock lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 308 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 147,200 -400 +2,500
CPS 154,335 +308 +2,105

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 February 2017 at 147,600. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Lubbock is at a new high of 154,335.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 147,200 -400 154,335 308
February 2017 147,600 700 154,027 582
January 2017 146,900 400 153,445 9
December 2016 146,500 0 153,436 125
November 2016 146,500 600 153,311 93
October 2016 145,900 -200 153,218 9
September 2016 146,100 400 153,209 66
August 2016 145,700 -100 153,143 122
July 2016 145,800 200 153,021 45
June 2016 145,600 -400 152,976 164
May 2016 146,000 500 152,812 295
April 2016 145,500 800 152,517 287