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Lubbock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lubbock fell 0.7 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Lubbock peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lubbock unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Texas 6.2% -0.3 -3.1
Lubbock 4.6% -0.7 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 15,192. There are now 7,697 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lubbock employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lubbock, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lubbock 7,495 -1,163 -3,226

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lubbock, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 4.6% 7,495
June
2021
5.9% 6.5% 5.3% 8,658
May
2021
5.8% 6.6% 5.4% 8,822
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 5.5% 9,027
March
2021
6.0% 6.9% 5.5% 9,046
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.4% 8,886
January
2021
6.3% 6.8% 5.3% 8,681
December
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.2% 8,591
November
2020
6.7% 7.2% 5.4% 8,821
October
2020
6.9% 7.3% 5.5% 9,104
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.8% 9,437

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.