Oklahoma City increases government jobs to 10-year high in wake of economic growth

Economic growth in Oklahoma City allowed the city government to add a net gain of 85 new jobs for the upcoming fiscal year. The total number of jobs in city government is finally approaching the level it was at before the first recession of the last decade.

BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Modified: June 17, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 18, 2012
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Prosperity in the local economy led to a net gain of 85 jobs for Oklahoma City’s government in the fiscal year that begins July 1. But even with the boost, the city is only just now approaching the same number of jobs it had 10 years ago.

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BY THE NUMBERS

Oklahoma City government jobs

Here is a list of the net gain of jobs for each department of the Oklahoma City government for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1. Some departments had a net change of zero and are not listed.

• Airports: 7

• City manager: 2

• Development Services: 8

• Finance: 1

• Fire: 1

• General Services: 3

• Information Technology: 6

• Municipal Court: 1

• Parks and Recreation: 3

• Planning: 4

• Police: 21

• Public Transportation and Parking: 2

• Public Works: 14

• Utilities: 12

Source: City of Oklahoma City

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