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Governor Kevin Stitt has announced that Oklahoma will start a new Back to Work Initiative, in addition to reverting back to pre-pandemic unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility requirements starting June 27.  View the Governor's Executive Order for this initiative, and additional resources about this initiative from OESC.

Labor Market

Economic Research and Analysis Division

OESC's Economic Research & Analysis Division collects information with the help of employers, the public, government agencies, and various other entities in order to produce, analyze, and deliver timely and reliable labor market statistics to improve economic decision-making.

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Oklahoma Labor Market Conditions

April 2021: Oklahoma's unemployment rate holds steady at 4.3 percent while nonfarm payroll employment sheds 1,300 jobs.

Read the current Statewide Employment and Unemployment Report.

More state and local unemployment rate data: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS).

More state and local employment data: Current Employment Statistics (CES).

Week ending 4/10/2021: Initial and continued claims for unemployment insurance benefits rise.

For the file week ending April 10, the advance number of initial claims, unadjusted, totaled 17,997, an increase of 4,145 from the previous week's revised level of 13,852. For the same file week, the less volatile initial claims 4-week moving average was 11,956 an increase of 2,771 from the previous week's revised average of 9,185.

For the file week ending April 10, the advance unadjusted number of continued claims totaled 25,593, an increase of 1,367 from the previous week's revised level of 24,226. For the same file week, the less volatile continued claims 4-week moving average was 24,639, an increase of 732 from the previous week's revised average of 23,907.

April 2021: Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in all of Oklahoma's 77 counties.

Read the full Metropolitan and County Employment and Unemployment Report.

Full page PDF includes Current Rates, Rolling 12-Month Averages, Over-the-Month Change, and Over-the-Year Change.

More local area unemployment rate data: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS).

April 2021: Unemployment rates were lower in 12 states and the District of Columbiaand stable in 38 states including Oklahoma.

Read the full Statewide Employment and Unemployment Report.

Full page PDF maps including Rolling 12-Month Averages, Change Over Month, and Change Over Year.

More state and local area unemployment rate data: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS).

April 2021: Three-month average employment change up 1,600 jobs while Oklahoma sheds 1,300 nonfarm jobs over the month.

The one-month net change and three-month average change in nonfarm employment data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics State and Metro Area Employment, Hours, & Earnings (SAE).

More state and local employment data: Current Employment Statistics (CES).

Oklahoma's Economic Indicators

June 2021

OESC's Economic Research & Analysis Division strives to provide our customers with timely and relevant information regarding both the Oklahoma and U.S. economies.  Each month we deliver an update of national and local economic conditions.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics
  • Local Employment Dynamics
  • Oklahoma Employer Locator

Current Employment Statistics (CES)

 

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Unit at OESC provides employment estimates for the State of Oklahoma and its four metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

Occupation, Wage and Industry Reports

  • Occupational Employment Statistics
  • Oklahoma Licensed and Certified Occupations
  • Industry and Occupational Employment Projections
  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Projections Managing Partnership (PMP)

PMP Workforce Partners Survey

As one of our valued collaborators, we ask you to take five minutes to respond to this short survey as we work nationally to continually improve projections. For more information, click here.

Other Statistics Providers

Links to other government, private and non-profit labor and workforce data and information providers.

Labor Market Resources

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