Latest unemployment numbers shows slight improvement - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Latest Lubbock unemployment numbers shows slight improvement


By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The Lubbock unemployment rate goes down just a little bit when comparing February to March. 

The Texas Workforce Commission says Lubbock went from 6.0% to 5.9%.  Lubbock's number of jobless went from 8,800 in February to 8,700 in March.  In March of 2009, when Lubbock's unemployment rate was 4.8%, there were an estimated 6,800 people locally without jobs.  Lubbock's rate in March is tied as the third lowest in the state.

 Texas statewide unemployment for March was 8.2%.

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