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Unemployment rate for Oklahoma for the year 2003.Edit

Oklahoma's annual average unemployment rate was 5.7 percent and the 28th lowest in the nation in 2003. South Dakota had the lowest annual average rate at 3.6 percent, and Oregon had the highest rate at 8.2 percent. The annual average unemployment rate for the United States in 2001 was 5.7 percent[1].


Unemployment for 2006Edit

Oklahoma had an unemployment rating of 4%, ranking the state 34th highest[2].

Labor force participation for Oklahoma for the year 2003.Edit

Oklahoma's labor force participation rate was 62.8 percent in 2003. The national labor force participation rate 66.0 percent for the same year. West Virginia had the lowest rate while Alaska had the highest labor force participation rate[3].


Female Labor Force Participation Rate for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

Oklahoma's female labor force participation rate was at 57.3 percent in 2002. Minnesota had the highest rate at 70.3 percent, while West Virginia had the lowest rate at 51.3 percent. The national female labor force participation rate was 59.6 percent in 2002[4].

Labor Force Participation Rate, Age 65 and Older for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

The labor participation rate for residents age 65 and older in Oklahoma was 14.6 percent in 2003. Nebraska had the highest rate at 21.9 percent, and West Virginia had the lowest at 8.6 percent. Nationally, the labor force participation rate of those age 65 and older was 12.8 percent in 2003[5].


Percent of Multiple Jobholders for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

Oklahoma's rate of multiple jobholding at 6.0 percent. Nebraska had the highest rate at 10.4 percent, and Georgia had the lowest rate at 4.1 percent. The national rate of multiple jobholding was 5.4 percent in 2002[6].


Percent of Population Age 25 and Over with a Bachelor’s or an Advanced Degree for Oklahoma for the year 2003.Edit

Oklahoma's percentage rate of population age 25 and over with bachelor's or advanced degree was 21.9 percent in 2003. Massachusetts had the highest rate at 35.8 percent, and West Virginia had the lowest rate at 17.0 percent. Nationally, 26.5 percent of the population 25 years of age and over had a bachelor's or advanced degree[7].


Percent of Population Age 25 and Over with High School Diploma or Equivalent for Oklahoma for the year 2003.Edit

Oklahoma had a rate of 83.3 percent of population age 25 and over with a high school diploma or equivalent in 2003. Mississippi had the lowest rate at 77.4 percent. Alaska had the highest rate at 91.2 percent. The national rate was 83.6 percent in 2003[8].


Percent of Nonfarm Employment in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

In Oklahoma, 4.9 percent of Nonfarm employment was in finance, insurance, and real estate (FIRE) in 2002. Delaware had the largest percent at 10.6, and Alaska had the smallest percent at 3.4. Nationally, 6.0 percent of Nonfarm employment was in FIRE in 2002[9].

Percent of Nonfarm Employment in Manufacturing for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

In Oklahoma, 10.3 percent of Nonfarm employment was in manufacturing in 2002. Indiana ranked highest with 20.4 percent, and Hawaii ranked the lowest with 2.7 percent. Nationally, 11.7 percent of Nonfarm employment was in manufacturing in 2002[10].

Percent of Nonfarm Employment in Government for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

In Oklahoma, 16.6 percent of Nonfarm employment was in Government in 2002. Alaska ranked highest with 27.3 percent and Pennsylvania lowest with 11.6 percent. Nationally, 16.5 percent of Nonfarm employment was in Government in 2002[11].


Percent of Nonfarm Employment in Trade for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

Oklahoma's Nonfarm employment in trade was 18.8 in 2002. Nationally, 19.6 percent of Nonfarm employment was in trade in 2002. Ohio ranked highest with 21.9 percent and Connecticut the lowest with 16.5 percent[12].

Average Annual Wage for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

For the year 2002, Oklahoma's average annual wage was $28,645. Connecticut had the highest average annual wage at $46,852, and Montana had the lowest annual average wage at $26,001. Nationally, the annual average wage was $36,764 in 2002[13].

Change in Average Annual Wage for Oklahoma for the years 2000 to 2001.Edit

Oklahoma's change in average annual wage from 2001 to 2002 was 2.3 percent. Hawaii had the largest change at 4.5 percent, and New York had the smallest change at .-0.3 percent. Nationally, the change in the average annual wage between 2001 and 2002 was 1.5 percent[14].

Median Income for a Four-Person Family for Oklahoma for the year 2002.Edit

In Oklahoma, the median income for a four-person family was $51,377 in 2002. New Jersey had the highest at $82,406, and West Virginia had the lowest at $47,550. The national median income for a four-person family was $62,732 in 2002[15].

Per Capita Personal Income for Oklahoma for the year 2003.Edit

At 2.6 percent, Oklahoma tied with three other states for a 2.6 percent change in per capita personal income between 2001 and 2002. Hawaii had the largest change, 5.5 percent, and South Dakota and Connecticut had the smallest change, 0.6 percent. Per capita personal income grew 2.3 percent nationally between 2001 and 2002[16].

Change in Per Capita Personal Income in Oklahoma for 2001 to 2002Edit

Oklahoma's per capita personal income was $26,026.02 in 2002. The national per capita personal income was $27,857 in 2002. Connecticut had the highest at $38,449.63, while Mississippi had the lowest at $20,142.25[17].

State Job GrowthEdit

According to the report 2009 Accountability for a Competitive Economy Book published by the 'Oklahoma 21st Century' an affiliate of the State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma moved from 29th to 8th in non-agricultural jobs growth. OK also went from 31st to 8th in the percentage of jobs growth. Per capita venture capital investment grew from 41st to 24th.[18]

References Edit

  1. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  2. StateMaster.com. Unemployment Rate (most recent). Accessed Oct 14 2008 at http://www.statemaster.com/graph/eco_une_rat-economy-unemployment-rate
  3. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  4. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  5. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  6. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  7. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  8. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  9. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  10. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  11. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  12. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  13. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  14. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  15. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  16. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  17. Oklahoma Employment & Security Commission Economic Research and Analysis Division, State Rankings, 2003. Accessed on 09/24/08 at http://www.oesc.state.ok.us/lmi/publications/StateRankings/State%20Rankings.pdf
  18. Tulsa World, 1/16/09 pg E6.

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