20th largest by size and 28th largest state by population, Oklahoma is home to
nearly 3.8 million people. The state's unemployment is slightly lower than the
U.S. average, with 6 percent of residents currently facing unemployment as of
Oklahoma is an agricultural state, gaining a large portion of its income from the
cash crop and cattle industry. The state is also a major producer of oil and
natural gas. As the popularity of petroleum products declines, many factories and
refineries have moved toward making fabricated metal products and non-electric
machinery. Several government and military facilities also provide jobs throughout
Job searchers in the area would do well to seek careers in the agricultural,
manufacturing and government sectors. The oil industry is no longer the powerhouse
of job creation that it once was. Jobs in aerospace technology are thriving,
however, and American Airlines houses its engineering headquarters here. Overall,
aerospace technology accounts for 10 percent of the total state output.
Beyond its major industries, Oklahoma is also an attractive option for business
owners. Businesses thrive in the state due to its low tax burden, making it one of
the best places in the country to start a company.
Additional information can be found regarding Oklahoma's economy
and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Oklahoma Economy.