Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oklahoma fell 0.4 percentage points in September 2020 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oklahoma peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Oklahoma unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.9% -0.5 +4.4
Oklahoma 5.3% -0.4 +2.0

Unemployment Rate: Oklahoma, National

Oklahoma monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oklahoma Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oklahoma peaked in April 2020 at 261,299. There are now 161,486 fewer people unemployed in the state. Oklahoma job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oklahoma 99,813 -4,909 +38,072

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oklahoma from 1990 to September 2020

Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployed
September 2020 7.9% 5.3% 99,813
August 2020 8.4% 5.7% 104,722
July 2020 10.2% 7.1% 127,865
June 2020 11.1% 6.4% 113,797
May 2020 13.3% 12.6% 230,245
April 2020 14.7% 14.7% 261,299
March 2020 4.4% 2.9% 53,727
February 2020 3.5% 3.2% 58,430
January 2020 3.6% 3.3% 60,607
December 2019 3.5% 3.4% 61,982
November 2019 3.5% 3.4% 62,123
October 2019 3.6% 3.4% 62,204