Department of Numbers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 636,200 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 650,223 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City lost 3,600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 38 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 636,200 -3,600 +8,400
CPS 650,223 +38 +13,569

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Oklahoma City 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 for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

CES employment for Oklahoma City peaked in October 2017 at 639,800. Since then 3,600 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Oklahoma City is at a new high of 650,223.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 636,200 -3,600 650,223 38
October 2017 639,800 900 650,185 2,551
September 2017 638,900 600 647,634 3,971
August 2017 638,300 -800 643,663 -234
July 2017 639,100 2,500 643,897 1,142
June 2017 636,600 3,400 642,755 253
May 2017 633,200 1,600 642,502 -3,135
April 2017 631,600 400 645,637 -2,232
March 2017 631,200 700 647,869 3,756
February 2017 630,500 4,100 644,113 2,883
January 2017 626,400 -1,700 641,230 4,015
December 2016 628,100 300 637,215 561