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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 157,300 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,532 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 800 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 157,300 +800 +4,900
CPS 162,532 +45 +2,995

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 157,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 162,669 for Lubbock in July 2022. 137 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey. From a August 2022 low of 162,487, Lubbock has added 45 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 157,300 800 162,532 45
August 2022 156,500 -200 162,487 -182
July 2022 156,700 1,100 162,669 172
June 2022 155,600 400 162,497 90
May 2022 155,200 0 162,407 164
April 2022 155,200 0 162,243 331
March 2022 155,200 200 161,912 831
February 2022 155,000 200 161,081 647
January 2022 154,800 1,100 160,434 565
December 2021 153,700 700 159,869 20
November 2021 153,000 400 159,849 98
October 2021 152,600 200 159,751 214