Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oklahoma rose 10.8 percentage points in April 2020 to 13.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate for Oklahoma in April 2020 is at a new high. You can also see Oklahoma unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 14.7% +10.3 +11.1
Oklahoma 13.7% +10.8 +10.5

Unemployment Rate: Oklahoma, National

Oklahoma monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oklahoma Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oklahoma in April 2020 is at a new high of 242,677. Oklahoma job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oklahoma 242,677 +188,950 +183,639

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployed
April 2020 14.7% 13.7% 242,677
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
September 2019 3.5% 3.3% 61,741
August 2019 3.7% 3.3% 60,919
July 2019 3.7% 3.3% 59,901
June 2019 3.7% 3.2% 59,054
May 2019 3.6% 3.2% 58,774