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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 455,400 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 470,761 employed persons for the month. Tulsa added 2,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,079 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 455,400 +2,700 +15,800
CPS 470,761 +1,079 +11,832

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 464,400. Since then 9,000 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 413,500 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 41,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Tulsa is at a new high of 470,761.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 455,400 2,700 470,761 1,079
March 2022 452,700 2,300 469,682 1,233
February 2022 450,400 3,900 468,449 866
January 2022 446,500 2,900 467,583 1,073
December 2021 443,600 800 466,510 -163
November 2021 442,800 1,600 466,673 79
October 2021 441,200 -1,800 466,594 1,063
September 2021 443,000 400 465,531 1,507
August 2021 442,600 400 464,024 1,604
July 2021 442,200 -200 462,420 1,481
June 2021 442,400 1,700 460,939 1,085
May 2021 440,700 1,100 459,854 925