Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,651,500 jobs in Oklahoma in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,729,811 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 5,800 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,030 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,651,500 -5,800 -15,500
CPS 1,729,811 +9,030 -40,407

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 February 2015 for Oklahoma at 1,675,700. Since then 24,200 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,788,383 in March 2016. 58,572 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 1,720,369, Oklahoma has added 9,442 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,651,500 -5,800 1,729,811 9,030
October 2016 1,657,300 1,400 1,720,781 412
September 2016 1,655,900 -4,300 1,720,369 -8,835
August 2016 1,660,200 500 1,729,204 -13,843
July 2016 1,659,700 -4,700 1,743,047 -17,999
June 2016 1,664,400 900 1,761,046 -15,353
May 2016 1,663,500 -1,300 1,776,399 -10,075
April 2016 1,664,800 -1,200 1,786,474 -1,909
March 2016 1,666,000 -3,800 1,788,383 4,054
February 2016 1,669,800 2,200 1,784,329 5,881
January 2016 1,667,600 4,500 1,778,448 7,219
December 2015 1,663,100 -3,900 1,771,229 1,011