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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,404 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 -100 +2,600
CPS 64,404 +154 +3,232

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 May 2019 at 54,400. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in April 2020, Lawrence has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Lawrence is at a new high of 64,404.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 51,700 -100 64,404 154
March 2022 51,800 0 64,250 172
February 2022 51,800 -600 64,078 236
January 2022 52,400 1,700 63,842 329
December 2021 50,700 -300 63,513 -2
November 2021 51,000 300 63,515 32
October 2021 50,700 900 63,483 117
September 2021 49,800 -400 63,366 138
August 2021 50,200 -1,000 63,228 138
July 2021 51,200 1,000 63,090 123
June 2021 50,200 100 62,967 1,664
May 2021 50,100 1,000 61,303 131