Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 40,200 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,530 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 5,100 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,890 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,200 -5,100 -5,100
CPS 40,530 -8,890 -8,463

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,096 for Lawton in July 2010. 11,566 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 40,200 -5,100 40,530 -8,890
March 2020 45,300 -200 49,420 9
February 2020 45,500 0 49,411 111
January 2020 45,500 -100 49,300 -13
December 2019 45,600 -100 49,313 88
November 2019 45,700 100 49,225 92
October 2019 45,600 0 49,133 93
September 2019 45,600 600 49,040 80
August 2019 45,000 -300 48,960 40
July 2019 45,300 200 48,920 -10
June 2019 45,100 -200 48,930 -36
May 2019 45,300 0 48,966 -27