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Lawrence is a Top 20 Midwest startup community

State of the Silicon Prairie report, 2018

Employment Information

Douglas County, KS – June 2022
Labor Force: 62,183
Employment: 60,346
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

Source: Kansas Department of Labor


The Lawrence region offers companies a competitive cost of doing business and the advantage of being located in a state with a well-deserved reputation for being business friendly.

The region’s Midwest location is a plus, contributing to its affordability and ability to reach every corner of the country quickly. Consider Lawrence’s highly educated, quality workforce and you have the perfect formula for business success. You can learn more about our community, including demographics and other data, by clicking here

Find data on workforce indicators by clicking here. These figures are updated monthly.

The information below is for the City of Lawrence. Click here to see information for the Lawrence MSA, which includes all of Douglas County.

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