Labor Market Statistics - Economic Research and Analysis Division
The Economic Research & Analysis Division collects information with the help of employers, the public, government agencies and various other entities in order to produce, analyze, and deliver timely and reliable labor market statistics to improve economic decision-making. Listed below are some of the data and publications available and a brief description of the contents.
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|Employment v. Unemployment
||April 2018: Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent while nonfarm payroll employment added 5,800 jobs.
|Unemployment Insurance Claims
||Week ending 5/5/2018: Initial claims for unemployment benefits rise while continued claims decline.
|County Unemployment Rates
||March 2018: Unemployment rates were lower than a year earlier in 74 of 77 counties, higher in one county and unchanged in two counties.
|State Unemployment Rates
||April 2018: Jobless rates were lower in 4 states and stable in 46 states including Oklahoma and the District of Columbia.
|Three-Month Average Employment Change
||April 2018: Three-month average employment change up 3,400 jobs while Oklahoma adds 5,800 nonfarm jobs over the month.
Labor Market Information by Area of Interest:
Oklahoma Economic Indicators - April 2018
The Economic and Research Analysis division strives to provide our customers with timely and relevant information regarding both the Oklahoma and U.S. economy. Each month, we provide an update on national and local economic conditions through a series of economic indicators. Full Report Here. Access archived editions here.
News Releases: Visit here for the latest News Releases including employment and unemployment rates and important agency announcements concerning unemployment insurance benefits.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Visit here for current and historical employment and unemployment data as well as maps featuring the U.S.’s and Oklahoma’s unemployment rates.
Industry and Occupational Employment Projections: Visit here to explore industry and employment projections. Our projections data is presented at the statewide level, or at the Workforce Investment Area level.
Occupational Employment Statistics: Visit here for information on hourly and annual wages organized by occupation and area. The Occupational Wage Network (OWN) is accessible from here.
Current Employment Statistics: The CES program provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls collected through a large, nationwide survey.
Business Employment Dynamics: The Business Employment Dynamics program is a set of statistics generated from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, or ES-202, program. These quarterly data series consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. These data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages: The QCEW program provides a near census of data relating to employment, wages, and number of business establishments organized by industry and by geographic area.
Local Employment Dynamics: The LED program offers statistics on employment and wages by industry, age, and sex at any geographic location you choose.
Employer Locator: Visit here to access the employer locator where you can find contact information of business establishments by county.
Oklahoma's Workforce Dashboard: is an interactive tool designed to visualize data and patterns related to workforce, education, and training opportunities in the state. This dashboard was created for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and incorporates data from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Publications: Visit here to access publications produced by the Economic Research and Analysis Division.
Resources: Visit here for contact information, useful web links, a glossary of economic and statistical terminology, or to locate other states' labor market information/statistics web sites.
Contact Information: Visit here to find the complete phone and e-mail directory for the Economic Research and Analysis Staff.