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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 463,700 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 476,573 employed persons for the month. Tulsa added 4,400 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 463,700 +4,400 +20,900
CPS 476,573 +935 +9,900

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 700 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 413,500 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 50,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2022 for Tulsa is at a new high of 476,573.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 463,700 4,400 476,573 935
October 2022 459,300 -1,000 475,638 -185
September 2022 460,300 -400 475,823 377
August 2022 460,700 1,900 475,446 1,559
July 2022 458,800 400 473,887 837
June 2022 458,400 1,700 473,050 546
May 2022 456,700 1,000 472,504 1,766
April 2022 455,700 3,000 470,738 1,056
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