Lubbock jobless rate down slightly from August - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock jobless rate down slightly from August

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock's unemployment rate for September was 6.5% according to statistics released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.  That's down compared to August at 6.6% and up compared to September of 2010 at 6.1%. However, while the rate is up over the last year, that doesn't tell the whole story. 

The size of Lubbock's workforce increased from 147,400 in September 2010 to 150,100 in September 2011. The number of people with a job also went up during that same time period from 138,400 to 140,300. 

Lubbock was tied with the College Station-Bryan area for 4th best unemployment rate in Texas.  The statewide rate was 8.4% unadjusted or 8.5% seasonally adjusted, according to the numbers released by TWC. 

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