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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 145,600 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 151,466 employed persons for the month. Lubbock lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,716 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,600 -200 -5,800
CPS 151,466 -1,716 -8,064

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 5,800 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 134,000 in April 2020, Lubbock has gained 11,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 159,607 for Lubbock in December 2019. 8,141 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 129,166, Lubbock has added 22,300 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 145,600 -200 151,466 -1,716
October 2020 145,800 900 153,182 275
September 2020 144,900 1,200 152,907 -3,733
August 2020 143,700 500 156,640 7,274
July 2020 143,200 1,600 149,366 2,233
June 2020 141,600 2,200 147,133 10,138
May 2020 139,400 5,400 136,995 7,829
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