Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 46,200 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,998 employed persons for the month. Lawton added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 30 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,200 +100 +500
CPS 49,998 +30 +312

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,156 for Lawton in July 2010. 2,158 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a July 2014 low of 49,517, Lawton has added 481 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 46,200 100 49,998 30
September 2018 46,100 400 49,968 -116
August 2018 45,700 -300 50,084 -193
July 2018 46,000 0 50,277 -15
June 2018 46,000 100 50,292 123
May 2018 45,900 300 50,169 21
April 2018 45,600 -200 50,148 -289
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