Tulsa Metro Area Growth Up Over National Areas


Wednesday, December 1st 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The Tulsa metropolitan area is currently growing faster than all but 21 metropolitan areas nationally. The average employment in the Tulsa MSA during the first three quarters of the year increased to 405,111, up 14,522
jobs (3.7 percent) from the same period last year.

The metro area was responsible for almost half of job growth in the state. Oklahoma¹s average employment during the first three quarters was 1,467,567, up 33,000 jobs
(2.3 percent). The average employment nationwide was 127.9 million, up 2.2
million (2.2 percent). Since 1995, almost 59,000 jobs have been created in the Tulsa MSA, which amounts to an annual average increase of nearly 15,000 jobs. Tulsa¹s
comparative advantage as a business location stems from its productive labor
force, low production costs and good quality of life. The number of jobs in the Tulsa area stood at 408,900 in September.