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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 148,900 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 159,361 employed persons for the month. Lubbock added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 245 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 148,900 +100 +1,600
CPS 159,361 -245 +1,170

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 December 2018 at 149,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 148,800 in January 2019, Lubbock has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 160,980 for Lubbock in December 2018. 1,619 jobs have been lost in Lubbock since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 148,900 100 159,361 -245
January 2019 148,800 -800 159,606 -1,374
December 2018 149,600 400 160,980 260
November 2018 149,200 200 160,720 384
October 2018 149,000 400 160,336 443
September 2018 148,600 100 159,893 -204
August 2018 148,500 -500 160,097 252
July 2018 149,000 300 159,845 224
June 2018 148,700 500 159,621 342
May 2018 148,200 200 159,279 639
April 2018 148,000 300 158,640 -51
March 2018 147,700 400 158,691 500