Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,705,000 jobs in Oklahoma in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,785,051 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 800 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,503 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,705,000 -800 +3,600
CPS 1,785,051 +1,503 +8,339

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 October 2019 for Oklahoma at 1,707,200. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Oklahoma for January 2020 is at a new high of 1,785,051.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 1,705,000 -800 1,785,051 1,503
December 2019 1,705,800 100 1,783,548 -129
November 2019 1,705,700 -1,500 1,783,677 -165
October 2019 1,707,200 1,900 1,783,842 445
September 2019 1,705,300 4,500 1,783,397 870
August 2019 1,700,800 -1,800 1,782,527 1,001
July 2019 1,702,600 2,400 1,781,526 1,356
June 2019 1,700,200 -2,700 1,780,170 1,166
May 2019 1,702,900 -1,300 1,779,004 941
April 2019 1,704,200 600 1,778,063 638
March 2019 1,703,600 0 1,777,425 399
February 2019 1,703,600 2,200 1,777,026 314