Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,683,000 jobs in Oklahoma in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,780,858 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,434 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,683,000 -200 +25,300
CPS 1,780,858 +4,434 +29,799

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 April 2018 for Oklahoma at 1,683,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Oklahoma for May 2018 is at a new high of 1,780,858.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 1,683,000 -200 1,780,858 4,434
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
October 2017 1,675,900 9,000 1,766,262 1,667
September 2017 1,666,900 4,000 1,764,595 2,818
August 2017 1,662,900 100 1,761,777 3,341
July 2017 1,662,800 -700 1,758,436 3,820
June 2017 1,663,500 5,800 1,754,616 3,557