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Lubbock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lubbock fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Lubbock peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lubbock unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Texas 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Lubbock 3.4% -0.2 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lubbock, Texas, National

Lubbock, Texas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lubbock, Texas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lubbock peaked in April 2020 at 14,307. There are now 8,525 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lubbock employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lubbock, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lubbock 5,782 -209 -2,536

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lubbock, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 5,782
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.6% 5,991
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 3.8% 6,308
January
2022
4.0% 4.8% 3.8% 6,378
December
2021
3.9% 4.8% 3.9% 6,509
November
2021
4.2% 4.9% 3.9% 6,511
October
2021
4.6% 5.0% 3.9% 6,550
September
2021
4.7% 5.1% 4.0% 6,660
August
2021
5.2% 5.4% 4.1% 6,767
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 4.2% 6,870
June
2021
5.9% 5.9% 4.8% 7,971

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.