LUBBOCK, TX - Job statistics released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission showed Lubbock's unemployment rate fell during the month of October.
The local unemployment rate was 2.6 percent, down from 2.9 percent in September.
An estimated 154,700 residents in the Lubbock metropolitan statistical area (MSA) were employed last month.
Lubbock's unemployment last year during the month of October was 3.3 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission said the Amarillo MSA has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.4 percent.
The Beaumont-Port Author MSA had the highest unemployment rate at 6.3 percent.
The unemployment rate in Texas fell to a record low of 3.9 percent in October.
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