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August Unemployment Rate Drops For Lubbock & South Plains, Remains Steady for Texas

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photologue_np, Flickr

Job losses were seen in some sectors in the Lubbock MSA, with the service providing sector losing 600 jobs from July 2012 into August.

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Filed Under: Category: Lubbock News

Unemployment Rate Drops for Texas, Remains Flat in Lubbock

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

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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Unemployment Numbers Climb for Texas, Lubbock

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photologue_np, Flickr

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.

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More Jobs Being Added Across Texas in May; Unemployment Rate Flat

The state's unemployment rate remained flat in May, as the state continued to add jobs.

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Employment Numbers Up for Lubbock, South Plains

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The only Lubbock sector to shrink is local government, which dropped from April 2011’s 15,000 to April 2012’s 14,800, a 1.3 percent decrease.

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Odessa, Lubbock Ranked Among Top Cities for Job Growth

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

The group chooses how well a region can grow by looking at the metropolitan statistical area’s monthly employment data. Lubbock’s metropolitan statistical area includes Lubbock and Crosby Counties.

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Texas Workforce Commission Announces Change to Extended Unemployment Benefits

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quimix, Flickr

The benefits to be ended are the federally funded Extended Benefits (EB).

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Filed Under: Category: State News

Texas Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop

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photologue_np, Flickr

Texas unemployment rate has dropped to 7.1 percent

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Texas Back to Work Program Hits New Employment Milestone

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photologue_np, Flickr

The program provides up to $2,000 in hiring incentives to hire and retain out-of-work Texans, particularly those who have received or exhausted employment benefits.

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Unemployment Rate Decreases for both Texas, Lubbock

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photologue_np, Flickr

The biggest employment gains were seen in the Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities sector for the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Filed Under: Category: Lubbock News

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