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Current Labor Market Conditions


Employment vs. Unemployment

June 2022: Oklahoma's unemployment rate moves up to 2.9 percent while nonfarm payroll employment adds 9,500 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).


State Unemployment Rates

June 2022: Unemployment rates were lower in 10 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 2 states, and stable in 38 states including Oklahoma.

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).


County Unemployment Rates

June 2022: Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in 75 of Oklahoma's 77 counties, higher in 1 county, and unchanged in 1 county..

Read the full June 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).


Job Openings vs. Unemployment

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

Job openings rates decreased in 11 states and the District of Columbia, increased in 3 states, and were little changed in 35 states, including Oklahoma, on the last business day of May. The largest decreases in job openings rates occurred in Illinois (-1.5 percentage points) and in Georgia and Hawaii  (-1.3 percentage points each).  In Oklahoma job openings rate decreased (-0.2 percentage point) over the month in May. Nationally, the job openings rate decreased (-0.3 percentage point) in May.

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 Aug 03, 2022
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