Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth
There were 43,700 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,540 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 300 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 187 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,700 in April 2020, Lawton has gained 4,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,125 for Lawton in July 2010. 2,585 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,715, Lawton has added 6,825 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History