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Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 45,700 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,356 employed persons for the month. Lawton added 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 148 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,700 +300 +600
CPS 49,356 +148 +111

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in December 2017, Lawton has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,101 for Lawton in July 2010. 2,745 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 49,076, Lawton has added 280 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 45,700 300 49,356 148
June 2019 45,400 0 49,208 79
May 2019 45,400 100 49,129 28
April 2019 45,300 200 49,101 -39
March 2019 45,100 0 49,140 26
February 2019 45,100 -100 49,114 35
January 2019 45,200 200 49,079 -36
December 2018 45,000 100 49,115 20
November 2018 44,900 -300 49,095 19
October 2018 45,200 100 49,076 -15
September 2018 45,100 100 49,091 -56
August 2018 45,000 -100 49,147 -98