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Lawrence, Kansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lawrence fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Kansas rate. The unemployment rate in Lawrence peaked in September 2010 at 6.1% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Lawrence unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Kansas 3.3% -0.1 0.0
Lawrence 3.0% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lawrence, Kansas, National

Lawrence, Kansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lawrence, Kansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lawrence peaked in November 2010 at 3,898. There are now 1,975 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lawrence employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lawrence, Kansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lawrence 1,923 -38 -20

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lawrence, Kansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Kansas
Unemployment Rate
Lawrence
Unemployment Rate
Lawrence
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.2%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.0% 1,923
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.0% 1,961
May
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.1% 2,038
April
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 2,061
March
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 2,091
February
2019
3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 2,075
January
2019
4.0% 3.4% 3.1% 2,051
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.1% 2,011
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 2,011
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.1% 2,002

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.