Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,700 -300 +300
CPS 49,540 +187 +1,132

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

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2023

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2023 43,700 -300 49,540 187
August 2023 44,000 -100 49,353 159
July 2023 44,100 600 49,194 182
June 2023 43,500 -200 49,012 71
May 2023 43,700 200 48,941 108
April 2023 43,500 0 48,833 173
March 2023 43,500 0 48,660 150
February 2023 43,500 400 48,510 36
January 2023 43,100 -200 48,474 51
December 2022 43,300 0 48,423 0
November 2022 43,300 0 48,423 -3
October 2022 43,300 -100 48,426 18