Seasonally adjusted Oklahoma NONFARM EMPLOYMENT shed 6,700 jobs (-0.4 percent) over the month in August 2009. For the same period, seasonally adjusted NONFARM EMPLOYMENT for the United States dropped by 216,000 jobs (-0.2 percent). For the year, state NONFARM EMPLOYMENT dropped by 42,800 jobs (-2.7 percent).
• Losses for the month were widespread, with the largest drops in Manufacturing (-1,900 jobs);
Professional & Business Services (-1,900 jobs); and Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,100 jobs).
• Only two supersectors, Government and Financial Activities, managed to add jobs over the month.
Government provided the month’s only sizeable increase with a gain of 1,700 jobs.
• Manufacturing (-17,400 jobs) and Professional & Business Services (-14,100 jobs) provided many of the
job losses seen over the year.
• Educational & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, and Government were again the only three
supersectors that reported over-the-year additions.