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Lubbock, Texas Job Growth

There were 155,000 jobs in Lubbock, Texas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 162,255 employed persons for the month. Lubbock lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 343 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lubbock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 155,000 -200 +5,900
CPS 162,255 +343 +5,029

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 March 2022 at 155,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Lubbock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Lubbock is at a new high of 162,255.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lubbock, Texas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 155,000 -200 162,255 343
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
September 2021 152,400 2,600 159,537 2,392
August 2021 149,800 500 157,145 47
July 2021 149,300 -100 157,098 -51
June 2021 149,400 0 157,149 -84
May 2021 149,400 300 157,233 7