Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 1,674,400 jobs in Oklahoma in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,812,716 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma added 2,700 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,902 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oklahoma job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,674,400 +2,700 +36,800
CPS 1,812,716 +7,902 +41,180

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 33,300 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,533,900 in April 2020, Oklahoma has gained 140,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oklahoma for March 2022 is at a new high of 1,812,716.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 1,674,400 2,700 1,812,716 7,902
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
November 2021 1,654,600 1,800 1,796,389 1,688
October 2021 1,652,800 8,400 1,794,701 4,080
September 2021 1,644,400 -900 1,790,621 4,087
August 2021 1,645,300 -1,000 1,786,534 2,974
July 2021 1,646,300 -200 1,783,560 2,348
June 2021 1,646,500 6,700 1,781,212 2,128
May 2021 1,639,800 2,400 1,779,084 3,248
April 2021 1,637,400 -200 1,775,836 4,300