Local Labor Force Estimates

Labor Force Estimates
Lubbock MSA – Annual Averages
Year Total Civilian Labor Force Labor Force Percent Growth Employment Unemployed Unemployment Rate
2017 161,156 1.8% 156,008 5,148 3.2%
2016 158,267 2.4% 152,855 5,412 3.4%
2015 154,503 0.9% 149,200 5,303 3.4%
2014 153,128 -0.1% 147,063 6,065 4.0%
2013 153,259 1.2% 145,692 7,567 4.9%
2012 151,493 -0.3% 143,319 8,174 5.4%
2011 151,908 1.7% 142,698 9,210 6.1%
2010 149,358 1.3% 139,954 9,404 6.3%
2009 147,414 2.5% 139,439 7,975 5.4%
2008 143,754 1.7% 138,408 5,346 3.7%
2007 141,332 -1.3% 136,241 5,091 3.6%
2006 143,136 0.0% 137,433 5,703 4.0%
2005 143,068 0.3% 137,153 5,915 4.1%
2004 142,610 0.7% 136,173 6,437 4.5%
Texas Workforce Commission
(Not Seasonally Adjusted)
5/30/18

 

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Educational attainment patterns in Lubbock look very similar to the statewide and national averages.
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Unionization rates in the southwestern U.S. generally tend to be low. The level of private-sector union coverage in Lubbock (1.5 percent), however, is among the lowest in the region. Download the complete graph.


Labor force participation is the share of the population age 16 or above that is currently employed or seeking to be employed. Download the complete graph.


More than 50,000 jobs in the Lubbock MSA involve either sales or office support services. These occupational groups tend to be large urban areas, but they are especially extensive in Lubbock

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