Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 45,700 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,221 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,700 -100 -100
CPS 50,221 -216 +247

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,100 in December 2011, Lawton has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,156 for Lawton in July 2010. 1,935 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a July 2014 low of 49,517, Lawton has added 704 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 45,700 -100 50,221 -216
March 2018 45,800 200 50,437 136
February 2018 45,600 -100 50,301 416
January 2018 45,700 100 49,885 222
December 2017 45,600 100 49,663 -5
November 2017 45,500 -200 49,668 -18
October 2017 45,700 200 49,686 13
September 2017 45,500 200 49,673 69
August 2017 45,300 -200 49,604 16
July 2017 45,500 -100 49,588 -61
June 2017 45,600 0 49,649 -130
May 2017 45,600 -200 49,779 -195