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Chart: Employment and Unemployment
In August 2014, Oklahoma employment expanded by 1,500 jobs. The state unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent.  
 
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      The unemployment rate data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics web site located at:  http://www.bls.gov/lau/

      The total non-farm employment data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics web site located at:  http://www.bls.gov/sae/   

             
Month/ Year Total Non-Farm Employment   Change in Total Non-Farm Employment from Previous Month   Unemployment Rate
Aug-14 1,667,100   +1,500   4.7%  
Jul-14 1,665,600   +800   4.6%  
Jun-14 1,664,800   +8,600   4.5%  
May-14 1,656,200   +1,100   4.6%  
Apr-14 1,655,100   +5,200   4.6%  
Mar-14 1,649,900   +400   4.9%  
Feb-14 1,649,500   -1,400   5.0%  
Jan-14 1,650,900   +5,700   5.2%  
Dec-13 1,645,200   +1,700   5.4%  
Nov-13 1,643,500   +6,400   5.5%  
Oct-13 1,637,100   +500   5.6%  
Sep-13 1,636,600   +1,400   5.6%  
Aug-13 1,635,200   +1,700   5.6%  
Jul-13 1,633,500   +1,600   5.6%  
Jun-13 1,631,900   +1,700   5.5%  
May-13 1,630,200   +1,800   5.4%  
Apr-13 1,628,400   -300   5.3%  
Mar-13 1,628,700   +2,100   5.2%  
Feb-13 1,626,600   +3,300   5.3%  
Jan-13 1,623,300   -6,700   5.4%  
Dec-12 1,630,000   +3,400   5.4%  
Nov-12 1,626,600   +2,900   5.4%
Oct-12 1,623,700   +6,900   5.5%
Sep-12 1,616,800   +1,400   5.5%
Aug-12 1,615,400   +1,800   5.5%
Jul-12 1,613,600   -1,800   5.5%
Jun-12 1,615,400   +2,800   5.3%
May-12 1,612,600   +2,100   5.2%
Apr-12 1,610,500   +5,200   5.1%
Mar-12 1,605,300   +3,400   5.2%
Feb-12 1,601,900   +5,000   5.3%
Jan-12 1,596,900   +3,800   5.5%
Dec-11 1,593,100   +4,000   5.7%
Nov-11 1,589,100   +2,100   5.8%
Oct-11 1,587,000   -1,800   6.0%
Sep-11 1,588,800   +8,700   6.1%
Aug-11 1,580,100   -2,400   6.1%  
Jul-11 1,582,500   +6,300   6.0%  
Jun-11 1,576,200   +1,900   5.9%  
May-11 1,574,300   +600   5.8%  
Apr-11 1,573,700   +6,400   5.8%  
Mar-11 1,567,300   +10,800   5.9%  
Feb-11 1,556,500   -7,000   6.0%  
Jan-11 1,563,500   -3,100   6.2%  
Dec-10 1,566,600   +3,500   6.4%  
Nov-10 1,563,100   +2,000   6.6%  
Oct-10 1,561,100   +8,800   6.7%  
Sep-10 1,552,300   -5,400   6.8%  
Aug-10 1,557,700   -5,800   6.8%  
Jul-10 1,563,500   +1,200   6.9%  
Jun-10 1,562,300   +2,400   6.9%  
May-10 1,559,900   +9,500   7.0%  
Apr-10 1,550,400   +4,600   7.0%  
Mar-10 1,545,800   +2,500   7.1%  
Feb-10 1,543,300   +400   7.2%  
Jan-10 1,542,900   -1,900   7.2%  
Dec-09 1,544,800   -2,100   7.2%  
Nov-09 1,546,900   -1,900   7.1%  
Oct-09 1,548,800   -3,900   7.1%  
Sep-09 1,552,700   -4,700   7.1%  
Aug-09 1,557,400   -6,500   7.1%  
Jul-09 1,563,900   -2,000   7.1%  
Jun-09 1,565,900   -4,200   7.0%  
May-09 1,570,100   -3,300   6.8%  
Apr-09 1,573,400   -13,100   6.5%  
Mar-09 1,586,500   -10,900   6.2%  
Feb-09 1,597,400   -6,200   5.7%  
Jan-09 1,603,600   -13,000   5.2%  
Dec-08 1,616,600   -400   4.8%  
Nov-08 1,617,000   -2,500   4.3%  
Oct-08 1,619,500   -900   4.1%  
Sep-08 1,620,400   +300   3.9%  
Aug-08 1,620,100   +900   3.9%  
Jul-08 1,619,200   +3,700   3.8%  
Jun-08 1,615,500   -2,200   3.7%  
May-08 1,617,700   -1,700   3.6%  
Apr-08 1,619,400   -300   3.3%  
Mar-08 1,619,700   +500   3.3%  
Feb-08 1,619,200   +3,900   3.3%