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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 663,300 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 689,361 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 1,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,473 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 663,300 +1,400 +24,000
CPS 689,361 +1,473 +22,932

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 665,500. Since then 2,200 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 75,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Oklahoma City is at a new high of 689,361.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 663,300 1,400 689,361 1,473
March 2022 661,900 3,200 687,888 2,870
February 2022 658,700 1,900 685,018 2,367
January 2022 656,800 4,500 682,651 2,749
December 2021 652,300 1,400 679,902 -206
November 2021 650,900 2,400 680,108 407
October 2021 648,500 5,100 679,701 2,200
September 2021 643,400 -600 677,501 2,823
August 2021 644,000 -900 674,678 2,779
July 2021 644,900 2,700 671,899 2,389
June 2021 642,200 2,800 669,510 1,668
May 2021 639,400 100 667,842 1,413