Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 45,700 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,949 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 92 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,700 -500 0
CPS 50,949 +92 +1,059

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in December 2011, Lawton has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,149 for Lawton in July 2010. 1,200 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a July 2014 low of 49,416, Lawton has added 1,533 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 45,700 -500 50,949 92
February 2017 46,200 600 50,857 444
January 2017 45,600 -300 50,413 386
December 2016 45,900 -100 50,027 6
November 2016 46,000 100 50,021 41
October 2016 45,900 -100 49,980 53
September 2016 46,000 100 49,927 29
August 2016 45,900 100 49,898 47
July 2016 45,800 100 49,851 101
June 2016 45,700 400 49,750 51
May 2016 45,300 -500 49,699 -78
April 2016 45,800 100 49,777 -113