Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,652,600 jobs in Oklahoma in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,751,953 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma added 700 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 5,449 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,652,600 +700 +2,400
CPS 1,751,953 -5,449 +16,792

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 22,200 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,646,700 in June 2016, Oklahoma has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,757,402 in April 2017. 5,449 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 1,652,600 700 1,751,953 -5,449
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
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