Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,700,300 jobs in Oklahoma in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,817,135 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma added 8,400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 47 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,700,300 +8,400 +45,700
CPS 1,817,135 -47 +20,746

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 1,707,700. Since then 7,400 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,533,900 in April 2020, Oklahoma has gained 166,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,824,951 in July 2022. 7,816 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 1,700,300 8,400 1,817,135 -47
October 2022 1,691,900 -200 1,817,182 -3,426
September 2022 1,692,100 1,000 1,820,608 -4,056
August 2022 1,691,100 -1,800 1,824,664 -287
July 2022 1,692,900 5,600 1,824,951 1,950
June 2022 1,687,300 8,200 1,823,001 -23
May 2022 1,679,100 2,800 1,823,024 5,860
April 2022 1,676,300 600 1,817,164 4,420
March 2022 1,675,700 4,000 1,812,744 7,930
February 2022 1,671,700 11,200 1,804,814 3,714
January 2022 1,660,500 5,300 1,801,100 4,257
December 2021 1,655,200 600 1,796,843 454