Southwest Oklahoma Labor Force

Comanche County
Year200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
Labor Force 43,323 42,541 44,020 45,347 45,725 45,331 45,493 45,114 46,766 47,597 49,225 48,080 47,956 48,197 48,746
Employment 41,736 40,888 42,176 43,357 43,713 43,273 43,570 43,151 44,020 44,999 46,041 44,969 44,721 44,982 46,424
Unemployment 1,587 1,653 1,844 1,990 2,012 2,058 1,923 1,963 1,746 2,598 3,184 3,111 3,235 3,215 2,322
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.4 3.8 5.5 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.7 4.8
Jackson County
Year200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
Labor Force 11,909 11,993 12,078 12,688 12,506 12,240 12,532 12,709 12,394 12,305 12,461 12,252 11,885 11,759 10,536
Employment 11,547 11,605 11,633 12,204 12,017 11,760 12,104 12,284 12,008 11,684 11,773 11,626 11,309 11,152 10,074
Unemployment 362 388 445 484 498 480 428 425 386 621 688 626 576 607 462
Unemployment Rate 3 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.1 5 5.5 5.1 4.8 5.2 4.4
Stephens County
Year200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
Labor Force 19,306 19,413 19,405 19,728 19,423 20,041 20,923 22,135 22,209 22,344 22,540 22,859 22,991 23,369 19,958
Employment 18,653 18,717 18,441 18,705 18,514 19,231 20,174 21,371 20,488 20,671 20,953 21,670 21,969 22,214 19,048
Unemployment 653 696 964 1,023 909 810 749 764 1,721 1,673 1,587 1,189 1,022 1,155 910
Unemployment Rate 3.4 3.6 5.0 5.2 4.7 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.4 7.7 7.0 5.2 4.4 4.9 4.6