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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

November 2020: Oklahoma's unemployment rate moves down to 5.9 percent while nonfarm payroll employment adds 4,400 jobs.

Read the full 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 1/16/2021: Initial and continued claims for unemployment insurance benefits decline.

For the file week ending January 16, the advance number of initial claims, unadjusted, totaled 5,948, a decrease of 1,069 from the previous week's revised level of 7,017. For the same file week, the less volatile initial claims 4-week moving average was 6,014 an increase of 183 from the previous week's revised average of 5,831.

For more initial and continued claims information, click here.

November 2020: Jobless rates were higher 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).

November 2020: Unemployment rates were lower in 25 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 7 states, and stable in 18 states including Oklahoma.

Read the full Statewide Employment and Unemployment Report.

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

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

November 2020: Three-month average employment change up 2,000 jobs while Oklahoma adds 4,400 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

January 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).

Wage, Occupation, and Industry Reports

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

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: COVID-19 Effects

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is open for business and is continuing to assess how this national emergency affects our daily life.

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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