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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 152,200 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 160,219 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 326 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 152,200 +700 +3,400
CPS 160,219 +326 +3,623

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 152,200.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Lubbock is at a new high of 160,219.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 152,200 700 160,219 326
September 2018 151,500 -400 159,893 -204
August 2018 151,900 200 160,097 252
July 2018 151,700 300 159,845 224
June 2018 151,400 600 159,621 342
May 2018 150,800 900 159,279 639
April 2018 149,900 200 158,640 -51
March 2018 149,700 200 158,691 500
February 2018 149,500 600 158,191 1,141
January 2018 148,900 400 157,050 359
December 2017 148,500 100 156,691 98
November 2017 148,400 -400 156,593 -3