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Tulsa, Oklahoma Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Tulsa fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2014 to 4.9%. 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 3.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Tulsa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Oklahoma 4.6% 0.0 -0.8
Tulsa 4.9% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 36,989. There are now 14,861 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Tulsa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Tulsa 22,128 -565 -3,541

Number of Unemployed Persons

Tulsa, Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Tulsa
Unemployment Rate
Tulsa
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 4.5%
May
2014
6.3% 4.6% 4.9% 22,128
April
2014
6.3% 4.6% 5.0% 22,693
March
2014
6.7% 4.9% 5.2% 23,768
February
2014
6.7% 5.0% 5.3% 23,851
January
2014
6.6% 5.2% 5.4% 24,412
December
2013
6.7% 5.4% 5.6% 25,364
November
2013
7.0% 5.5% 5.6% 25,516
October
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.7% 25,652
September
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.7% 25,763
August
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.7% 25,834
July
2013
7.3% 5.6% 5.7% 25,824
June
2013
7.5% 5.5% 5.7% 25,741

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.