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Lubbock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lubbock fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Lubbock peaked in January 2010 at 6.3% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lubbock unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Texas 3.4% 0.0 -0.3
Lubbock 2.7% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 July 2011 at 9,510. There are now 5,140 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lubbock employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lubbock, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lubbock 4,370 -54 -424

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lubbock, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.4%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.7% 4,370
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.7% 4,424
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.8% 4,524
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.9% 4,726
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.0% 4,944
March
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.1% 5,102
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.1% 5,074
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.1% 5,020
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.0% 4,938
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.0% 4,935
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.0% 4,904

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.