Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,627,100 +1,300 +60,400
CPS 1,791,514 +4,232 +134,146

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

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 1,627,100 1,300 1,791,514 4,232
April 2021 1,625,800 -900 1,787,282 1,186
March 2021 1,626,700 14,700 1,786,096 1,874
February 2021 1,612,000 -8,500 1,784,222 800
January 2021 1,620,500 6,400 1,783,422 5,432
December 2020 1,614,100 800 1,777,990 5,731
November 2020 1,613,300 800 1,772,259 7,116
October 2020 1,612,500 2,800 1,765,143 11,510
September 2020 1,609,700 2,000 1,753,633 16,743
August 2020 1,607,700 4,700 1,736,890 22,442
July 2020 1,603,000 2,800 1,714,448 27,186
June 2020 1,600,200 33,500 1,687,262 29,894