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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 139,400 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,000 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 5,400 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,834 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,400 +5,400 -10,900
CPS 137,000 +7,834 -21,459

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 November 2019 at 151,400. Since then 12,000 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,000 in April 2020, Lubbock has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 159,607 for Lubbock in December 2019. 22,607 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 129,166, Lubbock has added 7,834 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 139,400 5,400 137,000 7,834
April 2020 134,000 -17,100 129,166 -25,592
March 2020 151,100 -200 154,758 -4,752
February 2020 151,300 100 159,510 73
January 2020 151,200 -100 159,437 -170
December 2019 151,300 -100 159,607 77
November 2019 151,400 800 159,530 121
October 2019 150,600 100 159,409 153
September 2019 150,500 -200 159,256 191
August 2019 150,700 300 159,065 225
July 2019 150,400 -100 158,840 206
June 2019 150,500 200 158,634 175