This section provides detailed information on Oklahoma’s workforce, including labor information on the wage expectations and availability of workers across the state. Wage expectations, skill and education levels, and worker availability stats as well as the economic data available from federal agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, come in handy when new or expanding businesses want to determine whether they can meet workforce needs.
Regional Workforce Briefings
Briefings on workforce characteristics by region and economic ecosystem.
Workforce Investment Area (WIA) Economic Profiles
Four- to six-page profiles with population, employment, wages, and commuting data produced by Policy, Research, and Economic Analysis Division at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Others will be added as they become available.
Governor’s Council Industry Workforce Reports
Local Area Labor Force Studies
The University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory conducts the studies. Please contact Dr. Amy Goodin at (405) 325-7111 for pricing and more information.
This series of local area labor force studies provides a variety of statistics and analysis about Oklahoma’s workforce, including:
- Profile of local labor force;
- Numbers of the underemployed;
- Commuting patterns;
- Willingness to change employers;
- Educational levels of Oklahoma’s labor pool.
Employment & Unemployment Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Labor force statistics from the current population survey—provides national data on employment, unemployment, earnings, and other labor market topics by demographic characteristics.
- Non-farm payroll statistics—provides monthly national data by detailed industry on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on the payrolls of non-farm companies or organizations. This information is also provided covering individual states and geographic areas.
- Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages—provides comprehensive employment and wage data by industry and geographic area for workers covered by State Unemployment Insurance laws.
- Occupational employment statistics—provides annual data on employment and wages for about 750 occupations and 400 non-farm industries across the nation as well as occupational data by geographic area.
- Local area unemployment statistics—provides monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and with many cities—by place of residence.
- Mass layoff statistics—provides reports on mass layoff actions.
- Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)—a new monthly study developed to address the need for data on job openings, hires, and turnovers.
- American Time Use Survey (ATUS)—collects information on how U.S. residents spend their time.
- Business employment dynamics—provides quarterly data on job gains and job loss throughout the U.S.
- Survey of employer-provided training—provides detailed information on training by major industry divisions and by establishment size.
Compensation & Working Conditions Data
Productivity & Technology Data