Lubbock Unemployment Up 0.4 Percent in January
The Texas Workforce Commission announced that Texas’ unemployment rate rose to 4 percent in January, just 0.1 percent lower than the national rate.
Over 16,000 non-farm jobs were added to the Texas economy in January. Mining and logging saw the highest increase, along with education, health, and manufacturing.
Lubbock saw its unemployment rate rise from 2.7 percent in December to 3.1 percent, with a civilian labor force of about 161,000.
For more information on specific city unemployment rates across Texas, visit the Texas Workforce Commission website.