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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 150,400 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 159,074 employed persons for the month. Lubbock lost 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 63 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 150,400 -200 +1,900
CPS 159,074 +63 +1,350

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 June 2019 at 150,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Lubbock is at a new high of 159,074.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 150,400 -200 159,074 63
July 2019 150,600 -100 159,011 92
June 2019 150,700 300 158,919 166
May 2019 150,400 300 158,753 98
April 2019 150,100 600 158,655 139
March 2019 149,500 200 158,516 253
February 2019 149,300 500 158,263 282
January 2019 148,800 -800 157,981 46
December 2018 149,600 400 157,935 6
November 2018 149,200 200 157,929 29
October 2018 149,000 400 157,900 87
September 2018 148,600 100 157,813 89