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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 47,200 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,136 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 35 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,200 -500 -5,600
CPS 61,136 -35 -2,765

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 54,400. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,500 in April 2020, Lawrence has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,917 for Lawrence in January 2020. 2,781 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,853, Lawrence has added 4,283 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 47,200 -500 61,136 -35
January 2021 47,700 500 61,171 40
December 2020 47,200 -600 61,131 24
November 2020 47,800 0 61,107 108
October 2020 47,800 -1,100 60,999 1,272
September 2020 48,900 -400 59,727 -2,784
August 2020 49,300 700 62,511 2,983
July 2020 48,600 1,200 59,528 139
June 2020 47,400 900 59,389 154
May 2020 46,500 2,000 59,235 2,382
April 2020 44,500 -6,800 56,853 -7,057
March 2020 51,300 -1,500 63,910 9