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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 637,700 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 676,302 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,956 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 637,700 +400 +16,800
CPS 676,302 +1,956 +27,719

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 28,400 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 49,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 677,491 for Oklahoma City in February 2020. 1,189 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 581,137, Oklahoma City has added 95,165 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 637,700 400 676,302 1,956
July 2021 637,300 700 674,346 2,702
June 2021 636,600 -700 671,644 1,667
May 2021 637,300 -300 669,977 1,836
April 2021 637,600 800 668,141 809
March 2021 636,800 9,900 667,332 663
February 2021 626,900 -3,200 666,669 437
January 2021 630,100 1,500 666,232 2,052
December 2020 628,600 2,700 664,180 2,160
November 2020 625,900 2,700 662,020 2,991
October 2020 623,200 -100 659,029 4,324
September 2020 623,300 2,400 654,705 6,122