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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 624,300 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 662,362 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City lost 5,800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 555 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 624,300 -5,800 -40,400
CPS 662,362 +555 -6,739

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 November 2019 at 666,100. Since then 41,800 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 587,800 in April 2020, Oklahoma City has gained 36,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 669,769 for Oklahoma City in September 2020. 7,407 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2020 low of 657,772, Oklahoma City has added 4,590 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 624,300 -5,800 662,362 555
January 2021 630,100 1,500 661,807 2,860
December 2020 628,600 2,700 658,947 698
November 2020 625,900 2,700 658,249 477
October 2020 623,200 -100 657,772 -11,997
September 2020 623,300 2,400 669,769 23,645
August 2020 620,900 5,100 646,124 24,470
July 2020 615,800 -2,300 621,654 950
June 2020 618,100 15,400 620,704 29,214
May 2020 602,700 14,900 591,490 31,977
April 2020 587,800 -70,800 559,513 -101,413
March 2020 658,600 -6,100 660,926 -8,175