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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 53,300 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,689 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 64 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,300 -100 +200
CPS 62,689 -64 -884

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 September 2016 at 53,700. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,300 in October 2016, Lawrence has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,573 for Lawrence in December 2015. 884 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 61,884, Lawrence has added 805 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 53,300 -100 62,689 -64
November 2016 53,400 100 62,753 54
October 2016 53,300 -400 62,699 264
September 2016 53,700 1,200 62,435 551
August 2016 52,500 500 61,884 -439
July 2016 52,000 0 62,323 -465
June 2016 52,000 -100 62,788 -322
May 2016 52,100 -400 63,110 -259
April 2016 52,500 -300 63,369 20
March 2016 52,800 200 63,349 214
February 2016 52,600 1,300 63,135 95
January 2016 51,300 -1,800 63,040 -533