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Governor Kevin Stitt has announced that Oklahoma will start a new Back to Work Initiative, in addition to reverting back to pre-pandemic unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility requirements starting June 27.  View the Governor's Executive Order for this initiative, and additional resources about this initiative from OESC.

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Tools and resources for assessing Local Area trends, conditions, and opportunities

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a federal-state cooperative effort, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for approximately 7,500 Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence areas.

The Economic Research and Analysis Division of Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) provides these estimates for the State of Oklahoma, metropolitan areas, counties, and many cities.

The interactive charts and tables below display both seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted LAUS data for Oklahoma and counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities. Current and historical data can be viewed and explored by using the tabs at the top of the frame. For more information, see Tableau Guide.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) website offers current and historical labor force and unemployment rate data at the statewide, MSA, and county levels for all U.S. States and territories. 

The Oklahoma Labor Force Data publication includes annual average civilian labor force data, employed, unemployed, and the unemployment rate for the state, counties and metropolitan statistical areas. 

View the Oklahoma State and Sub-state Employment and Unemployment Report Schedule.

Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a partnership between the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop information about local workforce and labor market conditions. This information is built from sources that cover more than 90% of total wage and salary civilian jobs, primarily state and federal administrative records. Exclusions to this coverage include federal government workers, agricultural workers, domestic workers, and the self-employed.

This tool provides detailed maps showing where people work and where workers live with companion reports on worker ages, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.

This unique report/chart building tool—based on a powerful relational dataset built in partnership between States and the U.S. Census Bureau—provides local-level labor insights by a number of valuable criteria.

This tool provides an easy-to-use online interface for downloading raw data files. By stepping through a series of simple query-building tabs, users can select the precise variables and detailed characteristics they desire. LED data users will access raw data downloads in comma-separated value (CSV) or zipped CSV formats.

Use this tool to find businesses located in Oklahoma based on a number of criteria, including industry, county and number of employees. This tool does not provide job listings, but will give you contact information for individual employers.

Start by selecting a county, sector, or industry and narrow your results using other selections. Click on an employer from the search result list to view company details.

For more information, see the Tableau Guide.

CareerOneStop offers resources targeted for a career changer, laid-off worker, worker with a criminal conviction, entry-level worker, older worker, young adult, workers with disabilities, business, career advisor, and credential seeker. Business Finder Tool includes contact information for more than 12 million employers. Please note that not all businesses you locate are currently hiring. Use the contact information to learn about current openings.