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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 52,700 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,014 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,700 -200 -500
CPS 63,014 -312 -576

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 September 2016 at 53,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,311 for Lawrence in June 2017. 1,297 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 52,700 -200 63,014 -312
January 2018 52,900 -200 63,326 -317
December 2017 53,100 0 63,643 -308
November 2017 53,100 -100 63,951 4
October 2017 53,200 100 63,947 -20
September 2017 53,100 100 63,967 -175
August 2017 53,000 0 64,142 -100
July 2017 53,000 -100 64,242 -69
June 2017 53,100 0 64,311 555
May 2017 53,100 0 63,756 -253
April 2017 53,100 0 64,009 61
March 2017 53,100 -100 63,948 358