Department of Numbers

Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 50,500 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,743 employed persons for the month. Lawrence added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 138 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 50,500 +200 +700
CPS 63,743 -138 +377

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in April 2020, Lawrence has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,496 for Lawrence in May 2022. 753 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 50,500 200 63,743 -138
August 2022 50,300 200 63,881 -93
July 2022 50,100 -300 63,974 -328
June 2022 50,400 -1,100 64,302 -194
May 2022 51,500 -100 64,496 98
April 2022 51,600 -200 64,398 148
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