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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 454,700 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 462,679 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 700 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 84 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 454,700 -700 +1,100
CPS 462,679 -84 -2,200

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 August 2018 at 456,100. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 453,100 in October 2018, Tulsa has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 472,537 for Tulsa in September 2018. 9,858 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 454,700 -700 462,679 -84
January 2019 455,400 700 462,763 -4,781
December 2018 454,700 800 467,544 -1,882
November 2018 453,900 800 469,426 -2,423
October 2018 453,100 -3,000 471,849 -688
September 2018 456,100 0 472,537 639
August 2018 456,100 500 471,898 529
July 2018 455,600 700 471,369 371
June 2018 454,900 1,300 470,998 1,231
May 2018 453,600 1,200 469,767 2,776
April 2018 452,400 -3,000 466,991 1,452
March 2018 455,400 1,800 465,539 660