Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,668,300 jobs in Oklahoma in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,764,465 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 3,800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,317 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,668,300 -3,800 +19,100
CPS 1,764,465 +9,317 +29,780

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 6,500 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,646,700 in June 2016, Oklahoma has gained 21,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma for November 2017 is at a new high of 1,764,465.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,668,300 -3,800 1,764,465 9,317
October 2017 1,672,100 4,100 1,755,148 9,506
September 2017 1,668,000 -800 1,745,642 7,791
August 2017 1,668,800 3,700 1,737,851 -96
July 2017 1,665,100 8,300 1,737,947 -5,682
June 2017 1,656,800 5,000 1,743,629 -8,155
May 2017 1,651,800 -100 1,751,784 -5,618
April 2017 1,651,900 -3,500 1,757,402 527
March 2017 1,655,400 -600 1,756,875 7,051
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