Oklahoma Employment Statistics

  • 110,549 employers
  • 1,605,506 employees
  • $899 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 18.3% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 11.9% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Oklahoma Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 9,287 more businesses
  • 107,651 more employees
  • 7.2% increase in total wages
  • $9,486 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 25.5% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Oklahoma Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Oklahoma County Oklahoma, 27,553
County with the Most Employees: Oklahoma County Oklahoma, 368,658
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Grant County Oklahoma, $1,011
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Latimer County Oklahoma, 6.5%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Oklahoma, see: Oklahoma Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Oklahoma see:Oklahoma Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 1,779,673 employed workers
  • 58,486 unemployed workers
  • 3.2% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Oklahoma, see: Oklahoma Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 111,220 employers, up 0.6% from 110,608
  • 1,623,828 employees, up 1.0% from 1,608,021
  • $900 average weekly wage, up 3.1% from $873
  • The average weekly wage is 17.8% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 13.0% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Oklahoma, see: Oklahoma Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.