Oklahoma Job Growth
There were 1,627,100 jobs in Oklahoma in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,791,514 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma added 1,300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,232 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.
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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 2019 for Oklahoma at 1,708,500. Since then 81,400 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,535,100 in April 2020, Oklahoma has gained 92,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,797,021 in November 2019. 5,507 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,585,139, Oklahoma has added 206,375 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Oklahoma Employment History