Share of jobs in strong industries: 39.4%
Number of workers: 100,523
Metro area unemployment rate: 4.1%
Agriculture jobs: 1.32%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical jobs (legal, accounting etc.): 4.01%
Education jobs: 14.81%
Health-care jobs: 14.81%
Public Administration (Government) jobs: 4.42%

Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University and hospitals including Covenant Medical Center, and it could benefit from resilience in the higher-education, agriculture, health-care, and energy sectors.

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