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Labor Market

Economic Research and Analysis Division

OESC's Economic Research and 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.

Weekly Unemployment Claims Numbers

Week ending 11/20/2021: Initial and continued claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits rise over the week.

Initial Claims: For the file week ending November 20, the number of initial claims, unadjusted, totaled 3,318, an increase of 1,490 from the previous week's level of 1,828. For the same file week, the less volatile initial claims 4-week moving average was 2,321 a decrease of 31 from the previous week's average of 2,352.

Continued Claims: For the file week ending November 20, the unadjusted number of continued claims totaled 14,646, an increase of 168 from the previous week’s level of 14,478. For the same file week, the less volatile continued claims 4-week moving average was 15,110, a decrease of 573 from the previous week's average of 15,683.

View more weekly unemployment insurance claims information.

Oklahoma Labor Market Conditions

October 2021: Oklahoma's unemployment rate falls to 2.7 percent while nonfarm payroll employment adds 2,300 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).

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

Read the full Metropolitan Area and County Employment and Unemployment Report.

Full page PDF maps include 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).

October 2021: Unemployment rates were lower in 28 states including Oklahoma and the District of Columbia, and stable in 22 states.

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).

October 2021: Three-month average employment change up 7,300 jobs while Oklahoma adds 2,300 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

November 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 (LAUS)
  • Local Employment Dynamics
  • Oklahoma Employer Locator

Current Employment Statistics (CES)

 

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Unit at OESC provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on non-farm payrolls 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

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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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