Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,704,000 jobs in Oklahoma in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,779,673 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma added 4,100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,310 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,704,000 +4,100 +14,500
CPS 1,779,673 +6,310 -1,975

Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Oklahoma 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 in Oklahoma

CES employment in July 2019 for Oklahoma is at a new high of 1,704,000.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,781,862 in June 2018. 2,189 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2019 low of 1,768,729, Oklahoma has added 10,944 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,704,000 4,100 1,779,673 6,310
June 2019 1,699,900 4,800 1,773,363 3,682
May 2019 1,695,100 -700 1,769,681 952
April 2019 1,695,800 2,900 1,768,729 -1,934
March 2019 1,692,900 1,400 1,770,663 -2,724
February 2019 1,691,500 -600 1,773,387 -2,588
January 2019 1,692,100 -4,100 1,775,975 -3,896
December 2018 1,696,200 1,300 1,779,871 171
November 2018 1,694,900 2,700 1,779,700 -59
October 2018 1,692,200 -500 1,779,759 -428
September 2018 1,692,700 3,100 1,780,187 -665
August 2018 1,689,600 100 1,780,852 -796