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Employment and Occupational Information in Oklahoma



Snapshot of Employment in Oklahoma in 2010
1,483,760
Total Employment
7.20 %
Unemployment Rate
$36,940
Average Annual Salary
  • #8 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #9 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #24 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #32 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #24 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #40 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

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Total Employment for Oklahoma in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Oklahoma in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Oklahoma
United States
Total Employment
1,483,760
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-41,570
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
52.50 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
63.60 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
7.20 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
6.60 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
7.70 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Oklahoma


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Salary Information for Oklahoma
Annual Salary Distribution for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Oklahoma in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Oklahoma
United States
Average Annual Salary
$36,940
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$17.76
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Oklahoma


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VIEW ALL OKLAHOMA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $79,710
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $74,290
3. Legal Occupations: $73,390
4. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: $63,420
5. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $58,980
Table 3. Highest Paying Oklahoma Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations: 0.10 %
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.10 %
3. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.06 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.05 %
5. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 4. Oklahoma Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 17.36 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.58 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.72 %
4. Production Occupations: 7.09 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 6.60 %
Table 5. Popular Oklahoma Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.06 %
2. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.06 %
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.02 %
Table 6. Oklahoma Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Oklahoma Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 15.3%
2. Retail trade: 13.31%
3. Manufacturing: 11.13%
4. Accommodation and food services: 10.04%
5. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services: 7.62%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Retail trade: 8,833
2. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 8,685
3. Construction: 8,558
4. Other services (except public administration): 8,417
5. Health care and social assistance: 8,119
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 71.02
2. Management of companies and enterprises: 62.61
3. Manufacturing: 41.05
4. Information: 36.8
5. Educational services: 27.92
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $6,137,329
2. Utilities: $5,117,412
3. Manufacturing: $1,784,559
4. Information: $1,689,392
5. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,443,947
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Oklahoma


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


OKLAHOMA METRO AREAS


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