Local Industry Sector Employment
Two relatively stable economic sectors, health care, and education, provide one-quarter (25%) of the Lubbock MSA’s total employment. Employment tied to the Lubbock MSA’s sales and hospitality sectors – hotels, food services, retail stores – aggregate provided more than 30,000 jobs as of 2012.
It is worth reiterating that Lubbock is the largest urban center serving the vast rural area of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. In this capacity, the city services – from retail stores to health care specialties to professional services – are expected to be in relatively high demand.
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