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Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 42,500 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 48,300 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 0 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 161 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 42,500 0 -400
CPS 48,300 -161 +45

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,700 in April 2020, Lawton has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,125 for Lawton in July 2010. 3,825 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,489, Lawton has added 5,811 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 42,500 0 48,300 -161
March 2022 42,500 -200 48,461 7
February 2022 42,700 300 48,454 -66
January 2022 42,400 -400 48,520 -38
December 2021 42,800 0 48,558 -8
November 2021 42,800 -200 48,566 -1
October 2021 43,000 -100 48,567 38
September 2021 43,100 -200 48,529 66
August 2021 43,300 400 48,463 73
July 2021 42,900 -300 48,390 65
June 2021 43,200 0 48,325 42
May 2021 43,200 300 48,283 28