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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 52,800 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,196 employed persons for the month. Lawrence added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 47 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,800 +200 -100
CPS 63,196 -47 +177

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,600 in January 2019, Lawrence has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,097 for Lawrence in August 2018. 901 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 52,800 200 63,196 -47
January 2019 52,600 -200 63,243 -369
December 2018 52,800 -200 63,612 -194
November 2018 53,000 -100 63,806 -111
October 2018 53,100 200 63,917 6
September 2018 52,900 -3,900 63,911 -186
August 2018 56,800 3,700 64,097 1,195
July 2018 53,100 1,200 62,902 182
June 2018 51,900 -600 62,720 -377
May 2018 52,500 -200 63,097 -94
April 2018 52,700 -100 63,191 150
March 2018 52,800 -100 63,041 22