Local Workforce


Lubbock was founded by hard-working people that braved many hardships in order to build a thriving city upon the plains. With one of the lower unemployment rates in Texas, it’s plain to see that the same, can-do attitude of the early pioneers lives on today.

In 2017, the Lubbock MSA workforce was 161,156, an increase of 1.6 percent growth from 2016.