Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 46,600 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 51,071 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 358 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,600 -200 0
CPS 51,071 +358 -214

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 400 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in December 2011, Lawton has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,149 for Lawton in July 2010. 1,078 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2014 low of 49,534, Lawton has added 1,537 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 46,600 -200 51,071 358
November 2016 46,800 300 50,713 770
October 2016 46,500 100 49,943 140
September 2016 46,400 -200 49,803 -45
August 2016 46,600 100 49,848 -225
July 2016 46,500 400 50,073 -121
June 2016 46,100 0 50,194 -408
May 2016 46,100 -300 50,602 -540
April 2016 46,400 300 51,142 -263
March 2016 46,100 -100 51,405 100
February 2016 46,200 300 51,305 -46
January 2016 45,900 -700 51,351 66