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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 54,300 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,943 employed persons for the month. Lawrence added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,300 +200 -300
CPS 63,943 -4 +614

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,600 in September 2017, Lawrence has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,311 for Lawrence in June 2017. 368 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 54,300 200 63,943 -4
October 2017 54,100 500 63,947 -20
September 2017 53,600 -1,100 63,967 -175
August 2017 54,700 800 64,142 -100
July 2017 53,900 -1,400 64,242 -69
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