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Employment Growth

Employment Growth

Employment Growth

Refers to the efforts that the state of Oklahoma is making to affect employment and wages.

$86.8M
Annual Expenses to Date
Fiscal Year Budget by Funding Source
Agencies Contributing Budget

Total Non-Farm Employment

Increase non-farm total employment from 1.641 million in 2013 to 1.746 million by 2017.

• Today: 
1.669 million
• Target: 
1.746 million

Average Annual Wage

Increase the state average annual wage from $40,713 in 2013 to $48,450 by 2017.

• Today: 
$45,045
• Target: 
$48,450

Youth Unemployment

Decrease the state youth unemployment rate (ages 16-19) from 19.9% in 2013 to 15.0% by 2017.

• Today: 
11.5%
• Target: 
15.0%

Post-TANF Employment

Increase the percentage of families who, after reporting employment, remain off Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for 6 consecutive months from 84.1% in 2013 to 93% by 2018.

• Today: 
81.61%
• Target: 
93.00%

CareerTech Post-Graduation Placement

Increase the percentage of CareerTech graduates that are employed, enter the military and/or continue education related to their field of study from 84% in 2013 to 89% by 2018.

• Today: 
84.88%
• Target: 
89.00%

Veterans Returning to Work

Increase the percentage of veterans receiving unemployment insurance who return to work from 59% in 2013 to 74% by 2018.

• Today: 
63%
• Target: 
74%