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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 627,700 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 621,952 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City lost 5,800 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,248 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 627,700 -5,800 -29,700
CPS 621,952 +1,248 -42,374

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 December 2019 at 664,900. Since then 37,200 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 602,200 in April 2020, Oklahoma City has gained 25,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 669,101 for Oklahoma City in February 2020. 47,149 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 559,513, Oklahoma City has added 62,439 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 627,700 -5,800 621,952 1,248
June 2020 633,500 21,200 620,704 29,214
May 2020 612,300 10,100 591,490 31,977
April 2020 602,200 -55,000 559,513 -101,413
March 2020 657,200 -5,500 660,926 -8,175
February 2020 662,700 -1,000 669,101 983
January 2020 663,700 -1,200 668,118 -859
December 2019 664,900 800 668,977 691
November 2019 664,100 -500 668,286 847
October 2019 664,600 3,300 667,439 1,013
September 2019 661,300 3,000 666,426 1,102
August 2019 658,300 900 665,324 998