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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 444,300 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 452,772 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 2,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 444,300 -2,200 0
CPS 452,772 +142 -5,623

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

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tulsa peaked in July 2015 at 447,400. Since then 3,100 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 443,500 in March 2016, Tulsa has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 461,172 for Tulsa in January 2016. 8,400 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 445,494, Tulsa has added 7,278 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 444,300 -2,200 452,772 142
November 2016 446,500 -400 452,630 4,529
October 2016 446,900 2,400 448,101 2,575
September 2016 444,500 -1,300 445,526 32
August 2016 445,800 1,900 445,494 -2,241
July 2016 443,900 -1,300 447,735 -4,100
June 2016 445,200 -300 451,835 -3,076
May 2016 445,500 1,700 454,911 -2,907
April 2016 443,800 300 457,818 -2,447
March 2016 443,500 -1,600 460,265 -382
February 2016 445,100 300 460,647 -525
January 2016 444,800 500 461,172 2,777