Southwest Oklahoma Employment by Industry

The following data was obtained by combining the Southwest Oklahoma WIA 3rd quarter data and the Southcentral Oklahoma WIA 4th quarter data.  The data presented covers the counties of; Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, McClain, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman and Washita.
(WIA: Workforce Investment Area)

Southwest Oklahoma Employment by Sector
Sector 2005 2009 Change
Agr., forestry, fishing & hunting 18,709 19,316 607
Mining 7,193 8,759 1,566
Utilities 990 1,048 58
Construction 10,877 11,899 1,022
Manufacturing 12,551 10,773 -1,778
Wholesale trade 3,832 4,128 296
Retail trade 22,034 22,343 309
Transp. & warehousing 6,215 6,769 554
Information 1,656 1,898 242
Finance & insurance 7,032 7,594 562
Real estate & rental & leasing 4,796 5,927 1,131
Professional & technical svc. 5,643 6,212 569
Management of companies 617 553 -64
Admin, & waste services 6,537 8,674 2,137
Educational services 1,522 1,517 -5
Health Care & social assist. 13,768 15,169 1,401
Arts, entertainment & rec. 1,806 2,415 609
Accommodation & food serv. 12,106 12,970 864
Other services, except public administration 9,701 9,895 194
Government 48,738 52,196 3,458
Total 196,323 210,055 13,732
Source: Oklahoma Department of Commerce, EMSI Complete Employment