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Current Labor Market Conditions


Employment vs. Unemployment

February 2024: Oklahoma's unemployment rate moved up to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 percent while nonfarm payroll employment added 4,700 jobs (0.3 percent) over the month.

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).


State Unemployment Rates

In February, unemployment rates were higher in 3 states, and stable in 44 states, including Oklahoma, and the District of Columbia.

Read the full February 2024 Statewide Employment and Unemployment Report.

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

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


County Unemployment Rates

February 2024: Jobless rates were higher than a year earlier in 75 counties and lower in 2 counties.

Read the full February 2024 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).


Job Openings vs. Unemployment

January 2024: Oklahoma's number of job openings and the number of unemployed persons increased over the month.

In January, job openings rates increased in 6 states, decreased in 1 state, and were little changed in 43 states including Oklahoma and the District of Columbia. Over the month, the national job openings rate was unchanged.

Oklahoma’s job openings rate increased 0.3 percentage point to 6.1 percent in January from a revised 5.8 percent rate in the previous month. Over the month, the national job openings rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent.

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).

Last Modified on Apr 03, 2024
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