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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 432,200 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 459,973 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 1,100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 94 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 432,200 -1,100 -29,000
CPS 459,973 +94 -7,355

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 464,600. Since then 32,400 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 414,200 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 18,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 467,548 for Tulsa in September 2019. 7,575 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 394,456, Tulsa has added 65,517 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 432,200 -1,100 459,973 94
January 2021 433,300 2,200 459,879 11,945
December 2020 431,100 -1,000 447,934 126
November 2020 432,100 100 447,808 -4,073
October 2020 432,000 -1,000 451,881 -7,751
September 2020 433,000 100 459,632 14,837
August 2020 432,900 3,000 444,795 14,332
July 2020 429,900 1,500 430,463 7,824
June 2020 428,400 3,800 422,639 7,086
May 2020 424,600 10,400 415,553 21,097
April 2020 414,200 -46,600 394,456 -68,751
March 2020 460,800 -400 463,207 -4,121