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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 630,900 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 641,039 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 1,700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,495 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 630,900 +1,700 +300
CPS 641,039 +3,495 -6,784

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 March 2016 at 635,600. Since then 4,700 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 629,200 in November 2016, Oklahoma City has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 655,478 for Oklahoma City in March 2016. 14,439 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 631,951, Oklahoma City has added 9,088 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 630,900 1,700 641,039 3,495
November 2016 629,200 -2,600 637,544 4,388
October 2016 631,800 1,000 633,156 1,205
September 2016 630,800 -3,300 631,951 -2,717
August 2016 634,100 1,600 634,668 -4,435
July 2016 632,500 -2,000 639,103 -5,118
June 2016 634,500 -500 644,221 -2,683
May 2016 635,000 700 646,904 -5,137
April 2016 634,300 -1,300 652,041 -3,437
March 2016 635,600 400 655,478 915
February 2016 635,200 1,800 654,563 1,545
January 2016 633,400 2,800 653,018 5,195