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Lawton, Oklahoma Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lawton fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Oklahoma rate. The unemployment rate in Lawton peaked in April 2020 at 17.1% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Lawton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Oklahoma 2.5% -0.2 -2.3
Lawton 2.3% -0.2 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lawton, Oklahoma, National

Lawton, Oklahoma monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lawton, Oklahoma Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lawton peaked in April 2020 at 8,783. There are now 7,596 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Lawton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lawton, Oklahoma) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lawton 1,187 -74 -1,105

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lawton, Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Lawton
Unemployment Rate
Lawton
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.5% 2.3% 1,187
October
2021
4.6% 2.7% 2.5% 1,261
September
2021
4.7% 3.0% 2.6% 1,345
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.5% 1,789
July
2021
5.4% 3.5% 3.7% 1,885
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.9% 1,990
May
2021
5.8% 3.9% 4.0% 2,044
April
2021
6.0% 4.1% 4.1% 2,115
March
2021
6.0% 4.3% 4.2% 2,137
February
2021
6.2% 4.4% 4.2% 2,166
January
2021
6.4% 4.4% 4.2% 2,139

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.