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Chart: Employment and Unemployment
In May 2017, Oklahoma nonfarm employment gained 700 jobs. The state unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 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
May-17 1,652,600   700   4.3%  
Apr-17 1,651,900   -3,500   4.3%  
Mar-17 1,655,400   -600   4.3%  
Feb-17 1,656,000   3,300   4.5%  
Jan-17 1,652,700   2,500   4.7%  
Dec-16 1,650,200   -1,000   4.8%  
Nov-16 1,649,200   2,800   4.9%  
Oct-16 1,652,000   -3,500   4.9%  
Sep-16 1,648,500   600   5.0%  
Aug-16 1,649,100   -300   5.0%  
Jul-16 1,648,800   -2,100   5.0%  
Jun-16 1,646,700   3,500   5.0%  
May-16 1,650,200   4,400   5.0%  
Apr-16 1,654,600   3,100   4.9%  
Mar-16 1,657,700   4,900   4.8%  
Feb-16 1,662,600   -900   4.8%  
Jan-16 1,661,700   1,100   4.7%  
Dec-15 1,662,800   2,000   4.6%  
Nov-15 1,664,800   1,600   4.5%  
Oct-15 1,666,400   -600   4.4%  
Sep-15 1,665,800   1,900   4.4%  
Aug-15 1,667,700   2,400   4.4%  
Jul-15 1,670,100   -2,000   4.4%  
Jun-15 1,668,100   -600   4.4%  
May-15 1,667,500   -900   4.4%  
Apr-15 1,666,600   1,900   4.3%  
Mar-15 1,668,500   5,100   4.3%  
Feb-15 1,673,600   1,200   4.2%  
Jan-15 1,674,800   -2,700   4.1%  
Dec-14 1,672,100   -4,000   4.1%  
Nov-14 1,668,100   -2,000   4.1%  
Oct-14 1,666,100   -4,700   4.1%  
Sep-14 1,661,400   -1,200   4.2%  
Aug-14 1,660,200   -1,900   4.3%  
Jul-14 1,658,300   -2,800   4.3%  
Jun-14 1,655,500   -3,400   4.4%  
May-14 1,652,100   -2,000   4.5%  
Apr-14 1,650,100   -2,800   4.6%  
Mar-14 1,647,300   -2,100   4.8%  
Feb-14 1,645,200   -1,600   4.9%  
Jan-14 1,643,600   -4,300   5.0%  
Dec-13 1,639,300   2,500   5.1%  
Nov-13 1,641,800   -2,300   5.2%  
Oct-13 1,639,500   2,700   5.2%  
Sep-13 1,642,200   -2,500   5.2%  
Aug-13 1,639,700   -2,300   5.2%  
Jul-13 1,637,400   -800   5.2%  
Jun-13 1,636,600   -1,900   5.2%  
May-13 1,634,700   -3,700   5.3%  
Apr-13 1,631,000   -1,100   5.3%  
Mar-13 1,629,900   -4,300   5.3%  
Feb-13 1,625,600   -3,500   5.3%  
Jan-13 1,622,100   7,800   5.3%  
Dec-12 1,629,900   -4,900   5.3%  
Nov-12 1,625,000   -1,300   5.2%
Oct-12 1,623,700   -6,400   5.2%
Sep-12 1,617,300   -2,600   5.2%
Aug-12 1,614,700   -3,000   5.2%
Jul-12 1,611,700   3,900   5.2%
Jun-12 1,615,600   -3,100   5.1%
May-12 1,612,500   -2,000   5.1%
Apr-12 1,610,500   -4,100   5.2%
Mar-12 1,606,400   -4,300   5.2%
Feb-12 1,602,100   -5,100   5.3%
Jan-12 1,597,000   -4,200   5.4%
Dec-11 1,592,800   -3,500   5.0%
Nov-11 1,589,300   -1,800   4.9%
Oct-11 1,587,500   3,400   4.8%
Sep-11 1,590,900   -13,800   4.7%
Aug-11 1,577,100   4,800   4.6%  
Jul-11 1,581,900   -6,500   4.5%  
Jun-11 1,575,400   -800   4.4%  
May-11 1,574,600   -700   4.3%  
Apr-11 1,573,900   -4,800   4.2%  
Mar-11 1,569,100   -13,600   4.1%  
Feb-11 1,555,500   11,100   4.0%  
Jan-11 1,566,600   -500   4.0%  
Dec-10 1,566,100   -2,200   4.1%  
Nov-10 1,563,900   -1,600   4.1%  
Oct-10 1,562,300   -8,400   4.2%  
Sep-10 1,553,900   3,800   4.3%  
Aug-10 1,557,700   3,700   4.4%  
Jul-10 1,561,400   900   4.4%  
Jun-10 1,562,300   -3,300   4.3%  
May-10 1,559,000   -8,800   4.3%  
Apr-10 1,550,200   -3,500   4.2%  
Mar-10 1,546,700   -3,800   4.2%  
Feb-10 1,542,900   300   4.1%  
Jan-10 1,543,200   1,300   4.1%  
Dec-09 1,544,500   2,300   4.1%  
Nov-09 1,546,800   1,400   4.2%  
Oct-09 1,548,200   4,200   4.4%  
Sep-09 1,552,400   5,000   4.5%  
Aug-09 1,557,400   6,400   4.7%  
Jul-09 1,563,800   1,700   4,8%  
Jun-09 1,565,500   4,700   5.0%  
May-09 1,570,200   3,900   5.1%  
Apr-09 1,574,100   13,700   5.3%  
Mar-09 1,587,800   9,400   5.2%  
Feb-09 1,597,200   5,200   5.1%  
Jan-09 1,602,400       5.0%