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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 53,400 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,260 employed persons for the month. Lawrence added 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,400 +200 +300
CPS 63,260 +156 -59

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 August 2018 at 56,800. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,000 in June 2019, Lawrence has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,355 for Lawrence in January 2019. 95 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey. From a July 2019 low of 62,740, Lawrence has added 520 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 53,400 200 63,260 156
September 2019 53,200 -800 63,104 108
August 2019 54,000 1,800 62,996 256
July 2019 52,200 200 62,740 -131
June 2019 52,000 -900 62,871 -177
May 2019 52,900 100 63,048 32
April 2019 52,800 0 63,016 -76
March 2019 52,800 -100 63,092 -138
February 2019 52,900 300 63,230 -125
January 2019 52,600 -200 63,355 79
December 2018 52,800 -200 63,276 -37
November 2018 53,000 -100 63,313 -6