Department of Numbers

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 655,400 jobs in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 664,540 employed persons for the month. Oklahoma City added 1,000 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 40 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Oklahoma City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 655,400 +1,000 +14,500
CPS 664,540 -40 +15,463

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 655,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 668,166 for Oklahoma City in July 2018. 3,626 jobs have been lost in Oklahoma City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 655,400 1,000 664,540 -40
September 2018 654,400 500 664,580 -1,976
August 2018 653,900 400 666,556 -1,610
July 2018 653,500 4,400 668,166 2,480
June 2018 649,100 2,300 665,686 3,993
May 2018 646,800 1,800 661,693 2,205
April 2018 645,000 300 659,488 -829
March 2018 644,700 800 660,317 3,285
February 2018 643,900 4,100 657,032 6,315
January 2018 639,800 -1,600 650,717 1,560
December 2017 641,400 400 649,157 315
November 2017 641,000 100 648,842 -235