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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 52,100 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,525 employed persons for the month. Lawrence added 1,000 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,997 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,100 +1,000 -1,100
CPS 62,525 +2,997 -639

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 54,100. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 47,500 in April 2020, Lawrence has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 63,917 for Lawrence in January 2020. 1,392 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,853, Lawrence has added 5,672 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 52,100 1,000 62,525 2,997
July 2020 51,100 600 59,528 139
June 2020 50,500 900 59,389 154
May 2020 49,600 2,100 59,235 2,382
April 2020 47,500 -5,300 56,853 -7,057
March 2020 52,800 -400 63,910 9
February 2020 53,200 -700 63,901 -16
January 2020 53,900 500 63,917 184
December 2019 53,400 200 63,733 173
November 2019 53,200 0 63,560 147
October 2019 53,200 200 63,413 145
September 2019 53,000 -200 63,268 104