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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 454,200 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 462,118 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 3,300 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 570 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 454,200 -3,300 -1,900
CPS 462,118 +570 -805

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 July 2019 at 457,500. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 464,098 for Tulsa in April 2018. 1,980 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a May 2019 low of 460,569, Tulsa has added 1,549 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 454,200 -3,300 462,118 570
July 2019 457,500 800 461,548 938
June 2019 456,700 1,600 460,610 41
May 2019 455,100 -1,100 460,569 -175
April 2019 456,200 -1,000 460,744 -448
March 2019 457,200 2,500 461,192 -496
February 2019 454,700 -700 461,688 -482
January 2019 455,400 700 462,170 -671
December 2018 454,700 800 462,841 88
November 2018 453,900 800 462,753 82
October 2018 453,100 -3,000 462,671 -49
September 2018 456,100 0 462,720 -203