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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 150,500 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 158,727 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 686 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 150,500 +300 +4,100
CPS 158,727 +686 +3,856

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 January 2020 at 151,800. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 135,100 in April 2020, Lubbock has gained 15,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 160,082 for Lubbock in February 2020. 1,355 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 135,467, Lubbock has added 23,260 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 150,500 300 158,727 686
October 2021 150,200 -300 158,041 754
September 2021 150,500 1,200 157,287 927
August 2021 149,300 900 156,360 716
July 2021 148,400 700 155,644 401
June 2021 147,700 600 155,243 48
May 2021 147,100 300 155,195 -8
April 2021 146,800 -100 155,203 -155
March 2021 146,900 -200 155,358 -160
February 2021 147,100 -100 155,518 -82
January 2021 147,200 300 155,600 312
December 2020 146,900 500 155,288 417