Department of Numbers

Oklahoma Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oklahoma fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oklahoma peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also see Oklahoma unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Oklahoma 3.4% 0.0 +0.6

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Oklahoma, National

Oklahoma monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oklahoma Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oklahoma peaked in April 2020 at 227,670. There are now 163,197 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 49,005 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15,468. Oklahoma job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oklahoma 64,473 +900 +12,022

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oklahoma from 1990 to November 2022

Oklahoma Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployment Rate
Oklahoma
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 3.4% 64,473
October 2022 3.7% 3.4% 63,573
September 2022 3.5% 3.2% 60,476
August 2022 3.7% 3.1% 57,484
July 2022 3.5% 2.9% 54,916
June 2022 3.6% 2.9% 53,663
May 2022 3.6% 2.8% 52,081
April 2022 3.6% 2.7% 51,072
March 2022 3.6% 2.7% 49,447
February 2022 3.8% 2.6% 49,005
January 2022 4.0% 2.7% 49,607