Department of Numbers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 656,700 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 658,798 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 4,300 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 656,700 +4,300 +10,900
CPS 658,798 -117 -1,333

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 in April 2019 is at a new high of 656,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 661,663 for Oklahoma City in December 2018. 2,865 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 656,700 4,300 658,798 -117
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
October 2018 653,800 600 661,483 283
September 2018 653,200 1,900 661,200 211
August 2018 651,300 300 660,989 63
July 2018 651,000 1,500 660,926 81
June 2018 649,500 1,800 660,845 148
May 2018 647,700 1,900 660,697 566