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Chart: Employment and Unemployment
In August 2016, Oklahoma nonfarm employment declined by 400 jobs. The state unemployment rate climbed to  5.1 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
Aug-16 1,659,300   400   5.1%  
Jul-16 1,659,700   4,700   5.0%  
Jun-16 1,664,400   900   4,8%  
May-16 1,663,500   1,300   4.7%  
Apr-16 1,664,800   1,200   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   -2,500   5.0%  
Dec-13 1,641,400   2,600   5.4%  
Nov-13 1,644,000   -3,000   5.5%  
Oct-13 1,641,000   200   5.6%  
Sep-13 1,641,200   -1,900   5.6%  
Aug-13 1,639,300   -1,700   5.6%  
Jul-13 1,637,600   -1,900   5.6%  
Jun-13 1,635,700   -2,600   5.5%  
May-13 1,633,100   -2,600   5.4%  
Apr-13 1,630,500   -1,400   5.3%  
Mar-13 1,629,100   -3,100   5.2%  
Feb-13 1,626,000   -3,800   5.3%  
Jan-13 1,622,200   7,800   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   -12,900   5.2%