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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 429,100 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 413,741 employed persons for the month. Tulsa added 5,900 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 19,285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 429,100 +5,900 -32,500
CPS 413,741 +19,285 -52,461

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Tulsa 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma

CES employment for Tulsa peaked in September 2019 at 464,700. Since then 35,600 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 423,200 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 467,548 for Tulsa in September 2019. 53,807 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 394,456, Tulsa has added 19,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 429,100 5,900 413,741 19,285
April 2020 423,200 -36,800 394,456 -68,751
March 2020 460,000 -600 463,207 -4,121
February 2020 460,600 900 467,328 38
January 2020 459,700 -500 467,290 216
December 2019 460,200 500 467,074 -242
November 2019 459,700 -2,200 467,316 -171
October 2019 461,900 -2,800 467,487 -61
September 2019 464,700 1,800 467,548 110
August 2019 462,900 600 467,438 271
July 2019 462,300 800 467,167 434
June 2019 461,500 -100 466,733 531