Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 43,800 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,312 employed persons for the month. Lawton added 100 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 136 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,800 +100 +1,000
CPS 48,312 +136 -254

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Lawton 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 Lawton, Oklahoma

CES employment for Lawton peaked in July 2010 at 47,000. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,700 in April 2020, Lawton has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,125 for Lawton in July 2010. 3,813 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,489, Lawton has added 5,823 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 43,800 100 48,312 136
October 2022 43,700 -100 48,176 68
September 2022 43,800 400 48,108 61
August 2022 43,400 100 48,047 72
July 2022 43,300 500 47,975 -21
June 2022 42,800 400 47,996 -193
May 2022 42,400 -100 48,189 -119
April 2022 42,500 0 48,308 -153
March 2022 42,500 -200 48,461 7
February 2022 42,700 300 48,454 -66
January 2022 42,400 -400 48,520 -38
December 2021 42,800 0 48,558 -8