Department of Numbers

Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 53,800 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,230 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 1,500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,800 -1,500 +200
CPS 64,230 -81 +1,505

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lawrence, Kansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lawrence as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Lawrence, Kansas

CES employment for Lawrence peaked in June 2017 at 55,300. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,311 for Lawrence in June 2017. 81 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 53,800 -1,500 64,230 -81
June 2017 55,300 700 64,311 555
May 2017 54,600 100 63,756 -253
April 2017 54,500 -400 64,009 61
March 2017 54,900 0 63,948 358
February 2017 54,900 1,100 63,590 479
January 2017 53,800 -1,100 63,111 -239
December 2016 54,900 300 63,350 21
November 2016 54,600 100 63,329 21
October 2016 54,500 -300 63,308 172
September 2016 54,800 1,000 63,136 295
August 2016 53,800 200 62,841 116