Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,618,900 jobs in Oklahoma in September 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,780,447 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma lost 3,100 jobs in September 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 51,724 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,618,900 -3,100 -86,400
CPS 1,780,447 +51,724 -2,950

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 88,300 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,556,500 in April 2020, Oklahoma has gained 62,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma reached a maximum of 1,785,827 in February 2020. 5,380 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,515,047, Oklahoma has added 265,400 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2020

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2020 1,618,900 -3,100 1,780,447 51,724
August 2020 1,622,000 11,500 1,728,723 51,835
July 2020 1,610,500 -2,300 1,676,888 23,345
June 2020 1,612,800 31,500 1,653,543 60,781
May 2020 1,581,300 24,800 1,592,762 77,715
April 2020 1,556,500 -130,400 1,515,047 -261,054
March 2020 1,686,900 -13,800 1,776,101 -9,726
February 2020 1,700,700 -1,100 1,785,827 1,012
January 2020 1,701,800 -4,000 1,784,815 1,267
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