Location or Expansion

Markets and Demographics

Oklahoma’s central location in the US makes it an easily accessible profit center with efficient connections to over 80 million people within a 500-mile radius. Equidistant between New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Canada, the state is ideally positioned to serve the United States, NAFTA and world markets through a comprehensive network of air, ground, water and rail transportation systems. Oklahoma is well suited to deliver and receive goods from around the globe.

Employment for the State by Industry

IndustryEmployees
Mining and Logging 48,200
Construction 72,600
Manufacturing 134,600
Trade, Transportation, Utilities 277,300
Information 24,300
Financial Activities 81,100
Professional and Business Services 176,900
Education and Health Services 207,800
Leisure and Hospitality 142,900
Other Services 59,300
Government 339,300
Total Non-farm 1,564,300

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - State and Area Employment, September 2011

Oklahoma Labor Availability

Labor Force1,738,594
Employed 1,636,747
Unemployed 101,847
Unemployment Rate 5.9%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - Local Area Unemployment Statistics, September 2011 preliminary figures, seasonally adjusted

Oklahoma Wages for Selected Jobs

OccupationMedian Hourly
Material Movers $10.21
Truck Drivers, Light $12.52
Assemblers & Fabricators $10.32
Machinists $16.66
Telemarketers $9.33
Administrative Assistants $15.53
Computer Operators $14.21
Accountants $19.69
Registered Nurses $24.62
Computer Programmers $22.98
Aerospace Engineers $38.47
Chemcial Engineers $46.50
Electrical Engineers $33.14

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4