The 10 Hottest Job Markets In Oklahoma For 2020

by Kathy Morris
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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?

If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.

Here at Zippia, we love math (and jobs!), so we delved into the data to determine where in 2020 it was easiest to find a job in Oklahoma.

Here are the ten hottest job markets in Oklahoma.

There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in Oklahoma. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.

How we determined the best job markets in Oklahoma

We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main Oklahoma metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.

While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in Oklahoma.

Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-42 in four categories:

  • Unemployment Rate
  • Change In Unemployment Rate
  • Household Income Change
  • Current Average Household Income

The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Sapulpa area had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 42 metro areas from 1-to-42. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.

1. Jenks

Jenks, OK

Source: Wikipedia User Caleb Long | CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0

Unemployment Rate: 3.45%
Average Income: $111,476

2. Edmond

Edmond, OK

Unemployment Rate: 3.34%
Average Income: $116,608

3. Glenpool

Glenpool, OK

Unemployment Rate: 3.68%
Average Income: $84,706

4. Owasso

Owasso, OK

Unemployment Rate: 3.76%
Average Income: $82,750

5. Choctaw

Choctaw, OK

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.56%
Average Income: $90,158

6. Yukon

Yukon, OK

Unemployment Rate: 4.83%
Average Income: $85,748

7. Moore

Moore, OK

Unemployment Rate: 4.18%
Average Income: $73,997

8. Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, OK

Unemployment Rate: 4.39%
Average Income: $89,099

9. Oklahoma

Unemployment Rate: 4.83%
Average Income: $75,485

10. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Unemployment Rate: 4.36%
Average Income: $81,569

MEASURING THE BEST JOB MARKETS In Oklahoma

You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Sapulpa and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.

While Sapulpa and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in Oklahoma, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Sapulpa will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In Oklahoma

Rank Place Unemployment Rate Average Income
1 Jenks 3.45% $111,476
2 Edmond 3.34% $116,608
3 Glenpool 3.68% $84,706
4 Owasso 3.76% $82,750
5 Choctaw 3.56% $90,158
6 Yukon 4.83% $85,748
7 Moore 4.18% $73,997
8 Broken Arrow 4.39% $89,099
9 Oklahoma 4.83% $75,485
10 Mustang 4.36% $81,569
11 Sapulpa 2.08% $62,576
12 Chickasha 3.73% $58,612
13 Bartlesville 5.31% $72,921
14 Norman 4.46% $76,305
15 Bixby 2.76% $105,457
16 Sand Springs 4.39% $69,560
17 The Village 5.82% $66,864
18 Lawton 7.82% $61,256
19 Ada 5.09% $56,260
20 Stillwater 5.3% $55,880
21 Elk 4.89% $71,033
22 El Reno 8.73% $65,809
23 Guymon 3.23% $59,386
24 Newcastle 2.44% $89,925
25 Durant 5.1% $50,850
26 Tulsa 6.3% $70,784
27 Miami 6.29% $47,882
28 Ponca 6.99% $59,309
29 Altus 5.65% $56,996
30 Bethany 5.47% $61,087
31 Enid 5.29% $62,792
32 Midwest 5.3% $58,336
33 Weatherford 3.75% $59,654
34 Claremore 6.47% $54,055
35 Woodward 5.13% $65,924
36 Muskogee 6.66% $53,004
37 Mcalester 6.03% $59,927
38 Tahlequah 7.56% $48,817
39 Del 5.61% $51,097
40 Duncan 6.53% $59,592
41 Ardmore 6.24% $61,573
42 Shawnee 6.78% $54,035
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