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Lubbock, Texas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lubbock fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Texas rate. The unemployment rate in Lubbock peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lubbock unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Texas 4.0% -0.1 -1.1
Lubbock 3.2% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 8,917 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lubbock employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lubbock, Texas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lubbock 5,390 -42 -1,270

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lubbock, Texas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Texas
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployment Rate
Lubbock
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.2% 5,390
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.2% 5,432
July
2022
3.5% 4.0% 3.3% 5,466
June
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.3% 5,539
May
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.4% 5,639
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 5,780
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

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.