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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 441,900 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 455,730 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 1,100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 410 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 441,900 -1,100 -4,200
CPS 455,730 +410 +1,365

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 449,500. Since then 7,600 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 455,905 for Tulsa in January 2016. 175 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 449,470, Tulsa has added 6,260 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 441,900 -1,100 455,730 410
February 2017 443,000 -300 455,320 904
January 2017 443,300 500 454,416 4,946
December 2016 442,800 -1,500 449,470 -838
November 2016 444,300 -600 450,308 -403
October 2016 444,900 900 450,711 420
September 2016 444,000 200 450,291 220
August 2016 443,800 500 450,071 -560
July 2016 443,300 0 450,631 -501
June 2016 443,300 -1,000 451,132 -381
May 2016 444,300 -1,100 451,513 -1,312
April 2016 445,400 -700 452,825 -1,540