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Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 43,900 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,555 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 0 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 223 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,900 0 +1,200
CPS 49,555 +223 +1,787

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 3,100 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,000 in April 2020, Lawton has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,114 for Lawton in July 2010. 2,559 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,549, Lawton has added 7,006 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 43,900 0 49,555 223
July 2021 43,900 600 49,332 251
June 2021 43,300 200 49,081 71
May 2021 43,100 100 49,010 7
April 2021 43,000 -200 49,003 -75
March 2021 43,200 300 49,078 -64
February 2021 42,900 -300 49,142 -16
January 2021 43,200 300 49,158 102
December 2020 42,900 -300 49,056 192
November 2020 43,200 200 48,864 255
October 2020 43,000 200 48,609 344
September 2020 42,800 100 48,265 497