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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 149,500 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 157,560 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 600 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 149,500 +600 +2,800
CPS 157,560 +1,372 +3,533

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 149,500.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Lubbock is at a new high of 157,560.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 149,500 600 157,560 1,372
January 2018 148,900 400 156,188 1,016
December 2017 148,500 100 155,172 457
November 2017 148,400 -400 154,715 -159
October 2017 148,800 300 154,874 -254
September 2017 148,500 400 155,128 419
August 2017 148,100 200 154,709 253
July 2017 147,900 400 154,456 -104
June 2017 147,500 0 154,560 526
May 2017 147,500 -200 154,034 91
April 2017 147,700 800 153,943 -444
March 2017 146,900 200 154,387 360