Lubbock unemployment numbers released for August - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/24/09

Lubbock unemployment numbers released for August

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - According to the Lubbock Economic Index and Consumer Price Index for 2009, the Lubbock employment estimate for August is down about 1,500 jobs, or 1.2% compared to August of 2008.

Lubbock still ranks as the sixth most favorable among the 26 metro areas in Texas, and compares favorably to the 2.8% year-over-year job loss in Texas, and the 4.4% decline in US employment.

The August unemployment rate is the second lowest among Texas metro areas, and is significantly below the state and national unemployment rates of 8.1% and 9.6%, respectively.

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