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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 148,500 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,672 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 900 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 148,500 +900 +2,800
CPS 154,672 +216 +1,529

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 in August 2017 is at a new high of 148,500.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Lubbock is at a new high of 154,672.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 148,500 900 154,672 216
July 2017 147,600 -700 154,456 -104
June 2017 148,300 1,200 154,560 526
May 2017 147,100 800 154,034 91
April 2017 146,300 -1,000 153,943 -444
March 2017 147,300 -300 154,387 360
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