Oklahoma will see growth, more jobs in 2013,
Spears School economist Dan Rickman forecasts
Oklahoma is expected to see continued job growth in 2013 as the state continues to bounce back from economic struggles in recent years, Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman said Wednesday during the 2013 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference.
The conference is hosted each December by the Center for Applied Economic Research in the Spears School of Business. This year’s conference, held at the Metro Technology Centers at Springlake Campus in Oklahoma City, includes discussions of economic conditions and prospects for Oklahoma and the United States.
Rickman projects that more than 26,000 jobs will be added to the Oklahoma workforce during the 12-month period beginning Jan. 1. The majority of those jobs will be in the professional and business services (with more than 5,000 new jobs created) and construction (more than 4,000) industries, Rickman’s forecast reflects.