Department of Numbers

Lawton, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 45,000 jobs in Lawton, Oklahoma in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,181 employed persons for the month. Lawton lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 47 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Lawton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,000 -200 0
CPS 49,181 +47 -1,120

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Lawton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in December 2017, Lawton has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 52,156 for Lawton in July 2010. 2,975 jobs have been lost in Lawton since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 49,134, Lawton has added 47 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Lawton, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 45,000 -200 49,181 47
January 2019 45,200 200 49,134 -261
December 2018 45,000 100 49,395 -334
November 2018 44,900 -300 49,729 -254
October 2018 45,200 100 49,983 15
September 2018 45,100 100 49,968 -116
August 2018 45,000 -100 50,084 -193
July 2018 45,100 -200 50,277 -15
June 2018 45,300 100 50,292 123
May 2018 45,200 300 50,169 21
April 2018 44,900 -400 50,148 -289
March 2018 45,300 300 50,437 136