Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 46,000 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,481 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 78 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,000 -100 0
CPS 50,481 +78 +460

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

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lawton 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 Lawton, Oklahoma

CES employment for Lawton peaked in July 2010 at 47,000. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in December 2011, Lawton has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,149 for Lawton in July 2010. 1,668 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a July 2014 low of 49,416, Lawton has added 1,065 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 46,000 -100 50,481 78
October 2017 46,100 100 50,403 130
September 2017 46,000 -300 50,273 316
August 2017 46,300 100 49,957 82
July 2017 46,200 0 49,875 -33
June 2017 46,200 500 49,908 -293
May 2017 45,700 -300 50,201 -511
April 2017 46,000 100 50,712 -270
March 2017 45,900 -300 50,982 125
February 2017 46,200 600 50,857 444
January 2017 45,600 -300 50,413 386
December 2016 45,900 -100 50,027 6