The number of unemployed for July of this year is only slightly higher than last months, showing 9,672 people unemployed across the Lubbock MSA, barely up from June’s 9,643.
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Statewide, Texas’ unemployment rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 7.0 percent for June, up from May 2012’s 6.9 percent, and still down from June 2011’s 8.6 percent.
The state's unemployment rate remained flat in May, as the state continued to add jobs.
The hardest hit sectors in the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area are the government sector, which lost 1,500 jobs and the farming industry, which lost around 1,200 jobs.
Statistics for the Lubbock Economic Index in March 2011 were released today. Read more for details.