Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,699,100 jobs in Oklahoma in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,798,992 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,062 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,699,100 -600 +23,200
CPS 1,798,992 +1,062 +32,730

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 peaked in September 2018 for Oklahoma at 1,699,700. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Oklahoma for October 2018 is at a new high of 1,798,992.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,699,100 -600 1,798,992 1,062
September 2018 1,699,700 1,600 1,797,930 1,761
August 2018 1,698,100 3,700 1,796,169 3,692
July 2018 1,694,400 2,400 1,792,477 5,470
June 2018 1,692,000 5,200 1,787,007 5,914
May 2018 1,686,800 3,600 1,781,093 4,669
April 2018 1,683,200 2,300 1,776,424 2,650
March 2018 1,680,900 800 1,773,774 3,864
February 2018 1,680,100 3,500 1,769,910 3,660
January 2018 1,676,600 -1,300 1,766,250 684
December 2017 1,677,900 1,900 1,765,566 -470
November 2017 1,676,000 100 1,766,036 -226