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Chart: Employment and Unemployment
In April 2016, Oklahoma nonfarm employment shed 2,400 jobs. The state unemployment rate moved up to  4.5 percent.  
 
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      The unemployment rate data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics website located at:  http://www.bls.gov/lau/

      The total nonfarm employment data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics website located at:  http://www.bls.gov/sae/   

             
Month/ Year Total Nonfarm Employment   Change in Total Nonfarm Employment from Previous Month   Unemployment Rate
Apr-16 1,663,600   -2,400   4.5%  
Mar-16 1,666,000   -3,800   4.4%  
Feb-16 1,669,800   2,200   4.2%  
Jan-16 1,667,600   4,500   4.1%  
Dec-15 1,663,100   -3,900   4.1%  
Nov-15 1,667,000   -1,300   4.1%  
Oct-15 1,668,300   2,800   4.2%  
Sep-15 1,665,500   -1,300   4.2%  
Aug-15 1,666,800   -900   4.3%  
Jul-15 1,667,700   700   4.3%  
Jun-15 1,667,000   100   4.4%  
May-15 1,666,900   1,200   4.4%  
Apr-15 1,665,700   -4,400   4.3%  
Mar-15 1,670,100   -5,600   4.2%  
Feb-15 1,675,700   200   4.1%  
Jan-15 1,675,500   1,800   4.1%  
Dec-14 1,673,700   4,400   4.0%  
Nov-14 1,669,300   2,300   4.0%  
Oct-14 1,667,000   4,800   4.1%  
Sep-14 1,662,200   1,500   4.2%  
Aug-14 1,660,700   1,900   4.3%  
Jul-14 1,658,800   4,400   4.4%  
Jun-14 1,654,400   3,300   4.5%  
May-14 1,651,100   1,600   4.6%  
Apr-14 1,649,500   1,400   4.7%  
Mar-14 1,648,100   2,000   4.8%  
Feb-14 1,646,100   2,200   4.9%  
Jan-14 1,643,900   3,700   5.0%  
Dec-13 1,640,200   -2,200   5.1%  
Nov-13 1,642,400   1,700   5.2%  
Oct-13 1,640,700   -1,800   5.2%  
Sep-13 1,642,500   2,700   5.2%  
Aug-13 1,639,800   2,000   5.2%  
Jul-13 1,637,800   1,900   5.3%  
Jun-13 1,635,900   1,800   5.3%  
May-13 1,634,100   3,400   5.3%  
Apr-13 1,630,700   100   5.3%  
Mar-13 1,630,600   3,400   5.3%  
Feb-13 1,627,200   1,800   5.3%  
Jan-13 1,625,400   -5,600   5.3%  
Dec-12 1,631,000   5,200   5.3%  
Nov-12 1,625,800   2,000   5.2%
Oct-12 1,623,800   6,600   5.2%
Sep-12 1,617,200   2,500   5.2%
Aug-12 1,614,700   2,200   5.2%
Jul-12 1,612,500   -2,000   5.2%
Jun-12 1,614,500   1,600   5.1%
May-12 1,612,900   2,400   5.1%
Apr-12 1,610,500   3,300   5.2%
Mar-12 1,607,200   4,100   5.2%
Feb-12 1,603,100   3,400   5.3%
Jan-12 1,599,700   7,000   5.4%
Dec-11 1,592,700   3,200   5.6%
Nov-11 1,589,500   2,300   5.7%
Oct-11 1,587,200   -3,700   5.8%
Sep-11 1,590,900   14,400   5.8%
Aug-11 1,576,500   -5,300   5.8%  
Jul-11 1,581,800   6,900   5.8%  
Jun-11 1,574,900   100   5.8%  
May-11 1,574,800   600   5.8%  
Apr-11 1,574,200   5,000   5.8%  
Mar-11 1,569,200   13,700   5.9%  
Feb-11 1,555,500   -11,100   6.0%  
Jan-11 1,566,600   600   6.2%  
Dec-10 1,566,000   2,300   6.3%  
Nov-10 1,563,700   1,300   6.4%  
Oct-10 1,562,400   8,100   6.5%  
Sep-10 1,554,300   -3,200   6.6%  
Aug-10 1,557,500   -3,600   6.6%  
Jul-10 1,561,100   -600   6.7%  
Jun-10 1,561,700   2,800   6.8%  
May-10 1,558,900   8,500   6.9%  
Apr-10 1,550,400   4,100   7.0%  
Mar-10 1,546,300   3,300   7.1%  
Feb-10 1,543,000   -1,000   7.1%  
Jan-10 1,544,000   -1,000   7.1%  
Dec-09 1,545,000   -2,200   7.1%  
Nov-09 1,547,200   -1,400   7.0%  
Oct-09 1,548,600   -4,000   6.9%  
Sep-09 1,552,600   -4,800   6.8%  
Aug-09 1,557,400   -5,900   6.8%  
Jul-09 1,563,300   -1,600   6.7%  
Jun-09 1,564,900   -5,000   6.6%  
May-09 1,569,900   -4,000   6.4%  
Apr-09 1,573,900   -13,300   6.2%  
Mar-09 1,587,200   -9,900   5.9%  
Feb-09 1,597,100   -6,100   5.5%  
Jan-09 1,603,200   -12,900   5.1%