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Lawrence, Kansas Job Growth

There were 53,300 jobs in Lawrence, Kansas in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,410 employed persons for the month. Lawrence lost 0 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 156 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawrence job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,300 0 +300
CPS 63,410 +156 +97

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 56,800. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Lawrence according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,000 in June 2019, Lawrence has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2019 for Lawrence is at a new high of 63,410.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

Lawrence, Kansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 53,300 0 63,410 156
October 2019 53,300 100 63,254 150
September 2019 53,200 -800 63,104 108
August 2019 54,000 1,800 62,996 256
July 2019 52,200 200 62,740 -131
June 2019 52,000 -900 62,871 -177
May 2019 52,900 100 63,048 32
April 2019 52,800 0 63,016 -76
March 2019 52,800 -100 63,092 -138
February 2019 52,900 300 63,230 -125
January 2019 52,600 -200 63,355 79
December 2018 52,800 -200 63,276 -37