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Tulsa, Oklahoma Job Growth

There were 439,700 jobs in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 467,403 employed persons for the month. Tulsa lost 700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 450 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tulsa job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 439,700 -700 +9,800
CPS 467,403 +450 +22,169

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 24,900 jobs have been lost in Tulsa according to the employer survey. From a trough of 414,200 in April 2020, Tulsa has gained 25,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 472,178 for Tulsa in February 2020. 4,775 jobs have been lost in Tulsa since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 407,923, Tulsa has added 59,480 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 439,700 -700 467,403 450
June 2021 440,400 2,200 466,953 -359
May 2021 438,200 1,700 467,312 6,580
April 2021 436,500 100 460,732 -407
March 2021 436,400 2,300 461,139 -436
February 2021 434,100 800 461,575 -24
January 2021 433,300 2,200 461,599 1,181
December 2020 431,100 -1,000 460,418 1,303
November 2020 432,100 100 459,115 1,691
October 2020 432,000 -1,000 457,424 2,486
September 2020 433,000 100 454,938 3,893
August 2020 432,900 3,000 451,045 5,811