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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 660,600 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 668,966 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 700 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 225 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 660,600 +700 +6,800
CPS 668,966 +225 +7,483

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 July 2019 at 661,900. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 658,900 in August 2019, Oklahoma City has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Oklahoma City is at a new high of 668,966.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 660,600 700 668,966 225
September 2019 659,900 1,000 668,741 1,478
August 2019 658,900 -3,000 667,263 2,455
July 2019 661,900 3,700 664,808 3,122
June 2019 658,200 1,600 661,686 1,936
May 2019 656,600 200 659,750 923
April 2019 656,400 4,000 658,827 -88
March 2019 652,400 -400 658,915 -564
February 2019 652,800 2,400 659,479 -356
January 2019 650,400 -5,300 659,835 -1,828
December 2018 655,700 600 661,663 46
November 2018 655,100 1,300 661,617 134