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State of Oklahoma Demographics
Located in the Mountain-Plains region of the U.S., the Sooner State is primarily known for oil and natural gas production, as well as cattle, wheat, and aerospace industries. The energy industry accounts for an outsized share of Oklahoma’s real GDP, and the recent decline in oil prices and associated job losses have hurt the rest of the economy through multiplier effects. Modest hiring gains in health services, construction and leisure help offset cuts in mining and manufacturing. (Source: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission)
The latest employment scorecard for the State of Oklahoma for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oklahoma has a pretty flat employment scorecard, leaving a strong employment situation static. The labor force increased slightly by 0.28 percent, and the labor force participation rate fell slightly by 0.1 percent, to a still very good 68.6 percent. The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percent to a very low 2.7 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Oklahoma, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.
View more Oklahoma demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Oklahoma below. More employment information for the State of Oklahoma and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.
Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by retail trade; health care and social assistance; accommodation and food services; and manufacturing, respectively.
The largest employers in the state (as of December 2013) include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Integris Health, Inc., Saint Francis Hospital, Inc., Saint John Medical Center, Inc., American Airlines, Inc., W. H. Braum, Inc., Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Express Employment Professionals, and Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)
Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)
INF% decrease since 2000 census.
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