Local job losses lead to higher unemployment in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Local job losses lead to higher unemployment in Lubbock

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock unemployment rate bumped back up from 5.8% to 5.9% when comparing September to October.  Those numbers came Friday from the Texas Workforce Commission. 

Statewide the unemployment rate held steady at 8.1% when seasonally adjusted (or 7.9% if not adjusted).  Lubbock tied the College Station / Bryan area for 3rd lowest unemployment rate in Texas. 

For Lubbock, the number of unemployed remained the same at 8,600.  However, the estimated number of Lubbock area people with a job went down from 139,600 in September to 138,300 in October; an estimated loss of 1,300 jobs.

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