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.
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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
Lawrence, Kansas Employment History