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Labor Market Information


Current Labor Market Conditions

View the most up to date information and trends on employment and job openings, as well as unemployment statewide and by county.

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

View current and historical data on the number of establishments, monthly employment and quarterly wages for workers covered by state Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. 

Industry and Occupational Employment Projections

View industry and occupational employment projections for Oklahoma and Oklahoma's Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Non-metropolitan Areas. Short-term projections cover two years, and long-term projections cover ten years.


Weekly Unemployment Claims Numbers

Week ending 7/30/2022: Initial and continued claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits rise over the week.

Initial Claims: For the file week ending July 30, the number of initial claims, unadjusted, totaled 3,478, an increase of 997 from the previous week's level of 2,481. For the same file week, the less volatile initial claims 4-week moving average was 2,687, an increase of 433 from the previous week's average of 2,254.

Continued Claims: For the file week ending July 30, the unadjusted number of continued claims totaled 11,455, an increase of 12 from the previous week’s level of 11,443. For the same file week, the less volatile continued claims 4-week moving average was 11,211, an increase of 157 from the previous week's average of 11,054.

View more Unemployment Insurance weekly claims data.

For an Excel file: State Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance (Not Seasonally Adjusted).

Oklahoma Labor Market Current Conditions

May 2022: Oklahoma's unemployment rate moves up to 2.8 percent while nonfarm payroll employment adds 3,700 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).

May 2022: Unemployment rates were lower in 16 states and stable in 34 states including Oklahoma and the District of Columbia .

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).

May 2022: Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in all of Oklahoma's 77 counties.

Read the full May 2022 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).

April 2022: The number of job openings decline while unemployment increased over the month in April.

In April, job openings rates decreased in 12 states, including Oklahoma, and increased in 6 states. The largest decrease in job openings rates occurred in Pennsylvania (-1.9 percentage points) and Kentucky (-1.4 percentage points), as well as Alaska and South Carolina (-1.3 percentage points each).  In Oklahoma job openings rate decreased (-1.0 points) over the month in April.

Job openings data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and unemployment data from Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS).

Oklahoma's Economic Indicators

Oklahoma Economic Indicators deliver a monthly update of economic conditions in both Oklahoma and the U.S., including output, employment, manufacturing activity, construction, income and spending, as well as special reports. Presented in an easy to understand format,  the source and importance for of each economic indicator is provided, along with current trends and developments. Giving the reader a current and complete picture of the statewide and national economies.


Labor Market Publications

Occasionally, a special report is created for a specific industry, geographic area, or demographic group as it relates to employment, the workforce, unemployment or other economic factors. This list of publications created by OESC's Economic Research and Analysis Division dives into many of these topics.


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