Current Labor Market Conditions
Employment vs. Unemployment
February 2023: Oklahoma's unemployment rate declines to 3.0 percent while nonfarm payroll employment was flat 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 lower in 9 states, higher in 3 states and the District of Columbia, and stable in 38 states including Oklahoma.
Read the full February 2023 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).
County Unemployment Rates
January 2023: Jobless rates in were higher than a year earlier in 38 counties, lower in 29 counties and unchanged in 10 counties.
Read the full January 2023 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 2023: Oklahoma's number of job openings and the number of unemployed persons were little changed over the month.
In January, job openings rates decreased in 13 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 3 states, and were little changed in 34 states, including Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, the job openings rate was little changed (0.1 point) at 7.4 percent in January following a revised 7.3 percent rate in the previous month. Over the month, the national job openings rate decreased (-0.3 point).
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).