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Tulsa, Oklahoma Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tulsa fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Oklahoma rate. The unemployment rate in Tulsa peaked in January 2010 at 8.3% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in April 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Tulsa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Oklahoma 5.0% -0.2 -0.3
Tulsa 5.3% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Tulsa, Oklahoma, National

Tulsa, Oklahoma monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Tulsa, Oklahoma Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Tulsa peaked in January 2010 at 37,090. There are now 13,140 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tulsa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Tulsa 23,950 -619 -392

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tulsa, Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Tulsa
Unemployment Rate
Tulsa
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 4.9%
February
2014
6.7% 5.0% 5.3% 23,950
January
2014
6.6% 5.2% 5.4% 24,569
December
2013
6.7% 5.4% 5.5% 25,253
November
2013
7.0% 5.5% 5.5% 25,150
October
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.6% 25,292
September
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.4% 24,587
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.4% 24,260
July
2013
7.3% 5.6% 5.4% 24,502
June
2013
7.5% 5.5% 5.5% 24,917
May
2013
7.5% 5.4% 5.4% 24,537
April
2013
7.5% 5.3% 5.3% 24,054
March
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.4% 24,423

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.