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Lubbock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lubbock fell 0.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.2 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Lubbock peaked in April 2020 at 10.4% and is now 0.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lubbock unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Texas 13.0% -0.5 +9.6
Lubbock 9.8% -0.6 +7.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 15,055. There are now 94 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lubbock employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lubbock, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lubbock 14,961 -94 +10,460

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lubbock, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 8.6%
May
2020
13.3% 13.0% 9.8% 14,961
April
2020
14.7% 13.5% 10.4% 15,055
March
2020
4.4% 5.1% 3.9% 6,341
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 2.8% 4,657
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 2.8% 4,649
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.9% 4,689
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.8% 4,659
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 2.8% 4,617
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 2.8% 4,561
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.7% 4,493

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.