Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Take a look at the wealth of data in the 2016 Greater Oklahoma City Economic Forecast, which anticipates that low oil prices will continue to impact the local economy through the first half of the year. The forecast explores how the metro area benefited in 2015 from its economic diversity that offset employment losses in the oil and gas sector. Overall, 12,000 jobs were added to the economy in 2015, translating to 2 percent annual growth, as The POINT! newsletter noted.
Prepared by Russell Evans, an Oklahoma City University economist, and Eric Long, the Chamber’s research economist, the report analyzes historic economic trends and the present at the national, state and metro level, and provides a 2016 forecast for the region.
You can also download the report at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Regional Data web page.