Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,655,800 jobs in Oklahoma in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,756,961 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,655,800 -200 -1,900
CPS 1,756,961 +7,137 +13,888

Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Oklahoma 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 in Oklahoma

CES employment peaked in January 2015 for Oklahoma at 1,674,800. Since then 19,000 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,646,700 in June 2016, Oklahoma has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,757,039 in June 2015. 78 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 1,731,628, Oklahoma has added 25,333 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,655,800 -200 1,756,961 7,137
February 2017 1,656,000 3,300 1,749,824 7,538
January 2017 1,652,700 2,500 1,742,286 6,768
December 2016 1,650,200 1,000 1,735,518 833
November 2016 1,649,200 -2,800 1,734,685 901
October 2016 1,652,000 3,500 1,733,784 964
September 2016 1,648,500 -600 1,732,820 892
August 2016 1,649,100 300 1,731,928 300
July 2016 1,648,800 2,100 1,731,628 -980
June 2016 1,646,700 -3,500 1,732,608 -2,553
May 2016 1,650,200 -4,400 1,735,161 -3,703
April 2016 1,654,600 -3,100 1,738,864 -4,209