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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 53,100 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,788 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 123 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,100 -300 -100
CPS 63,788 -123 +530

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 55,900. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 64,097 for Lawrence in August 2018. 309 jobs have been lost in Lawrence since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 53,100 -300 63,788 -123
September 2018 53,400 -2,500 63,911 -186
August 2018 55,900 3,000 64,097 1,195
July 2018 52,900 400 62,902 182
June 2018 52,500 -500 62,720 -377
May 2018 53,000 0 63,097 -94
April 2018 53,000 200 63,191 150
March 2018 52,800 100 63,041 22
February 2018 52,700 -200 63,019 85
January 2018 52,900 -200 62,934 -340
December 2017 53,100 0 63,274 -5
November 2017 53,100 -100 63,279 21