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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 652,700 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 658,029 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 2,300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 652,700 +2,300 +8,200
CPS 658,029 +3,372 +997

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Oklahoma City 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 for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

CES employment for Oklahoma City peaked in December 2018 at 655,700. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 650,400 in January 2019, Oklahoma City has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,166 for Oklahoma City in July 2018. 10,137 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 654,657, Oklahoma City has added 3,372 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 652,700 2,300 658,029 3,372
January 2019 650,400 -5,300 654,657 -2,237
December 2018 655,700 600 656,894 -4,010
November 2018 655,100 1,300 660,904 -3,766
October 2018 653,800 600 664,670 90
September 2018 653,200 1,900 664,580 -1,976
August 2018 651,300 300 666,556 -1,610
July 2018 651,000 1,500 668,166 2,480
June 2018 649,500 1,800 665,686 3,993
May 2018 647,700 1,900 661,693 2,205
April 2018 645,800 -100 659,488 -829
March 2018 645,900 1,400 660,317 3,285