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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 148,100 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 154,718 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 148,100 +200 +1,600
CPS 154,718 -156 +1,407

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 August 2017 at 148,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 147,500 in September 2017, Lubbock has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 155,128 for Lubbock in September 2017. 410 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 148,100 200 154,718 -156
October 2017 147,900 400 154,874 -254
September 2017 147,500 -1,000 155,128 419
August 2017 148,500 900 154,709 253
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