Commuting Patterns

Employers in Southeast Oklahoma frequently attract long-distance commuters from neighboring communities. In the seven-county region surrounding McAlester, more than 35% of the available workforce commutes outside their county for employment. The high workforce mobility ensures businesses continuously have access to a wide selection of labor.

Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties
County Employed Commutes Outside County Commutes 30+ Minutes
Pittsburg 20,632 11% 21%
Atoka 5,410 38% 36%
Coal 2,334 40% 30%
Haskell 4,967 36% 35%
Hughes 5,382 38% 32%
Latimer 3,472 33% 30%
McIntosh 7,856 41% 37%
Pushmataha 4,781 35% 33%
Total 54,834  15,106  16,042 

 


Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties: Employed. Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Economic Research & Analysis. Oklahoma Employment Report - July 2014. Download PDF File.

Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties: Commutes Outside County/ Commutes 30+ Minutes. U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey 2008 - 2012. "Means of Transportation to Work by Selected Characteristics." Date Accessed: August 15, 2014. (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t#none).