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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 437,200 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 451,632 employed persons for the month. Tulsa added 1,900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 437,200 +1,900 -22,500
CPS 451,632 -249 -15,684

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 27,500 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 423,200 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 14,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 467,548 for Tulsa in September 2019. 15,916 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 394,456, Tulsa has added 57,176 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 437,200 1,900 451,632 -249
October 2020 435,300 0 451,881 -7,751
September 2020 435,300 -2,900 459,632 14,837
August 2020 438,200 3,100 444,795 14,332
July 2020 435,100 1,800 430,463 7,824
June 2020 433,300 4,200 422,639 7,086
May 2020 429,100 5,900 415,553 21,097
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