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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 638,700 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 644,200 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 2,100 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,445 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 638,700 +2,100 +10,300
CPS 644,200 +1,445 +7,285

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 in July 2017 is at a new high of 638,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 647,869 for Oklahoma City in March 2017. 3,669 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 642,502, Oklahoma City has added 1,698 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 638,700 2,100 644,200 1,445
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
November 2016 627,800 -1,900 636,654 254
October 2016 629,700 2,400 636,400 183
September 2016 627,300 -600 636,217 -158
August 2016 627,900 -500 636,375 -540