According to the latest economic index, consumer spending and employment numbers are growing in Lubbock.
Retail sales grew by nearly 5 1/2% in November 2013 when compared to the numbers in November of 2012.
Lubbock employers have also added an estimated 3,800 jobs over the past 12 months. This was helped in part by new businesses.
Lubbock's unemployment rate for November 2013 was 4 1/2%, which is down slightly from 2012.
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