Leading, Slipping, Gaining, Lagging Analysis:
Assessing Manufacturing Employment Growth
Across Oklahoma Counties
Manufacturing
Employment Growth
County vs Statewide Average: 2010-2022 and 2022
Manufacturing
Employment Growth
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
Borrowing from an approach that sometimes appears in the finance sections of the popular press, LSGL analysis is a handy and versatile way to compare, portray and classify the patterns of manufacturing employment growth across all of Oklahoma's 77 counties. In finance, this technique is used for comparing and assessing the market performance of individual securities or across industry sectors. For example, the performance of the 30 stocks contained within Dow are compared with one another over the past week in contrast to their performance over the past month using the Dow's respective averages as the points of reference.
Here in this Oklahoma Regional Economic Analysis Project report, we adopt this approach to gauge and compare the manufacturing employment growth of Oklahoma's 77 counties over the latest available year (2022) against the backdrop of their growth over the long term period (2010-2022). In so doing we classify their growth and performance into 4 broad categories: Leading, Slipping, Gaining and Lagging.
Manufacturing
Employment Growth
County vs Statewide Average: 2010-2022 and 2022
Manufacturing
Employment Growth
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
This figure displays the 77 counties of Oklahoma as dots on a scattergram, with the vertical axis representing the average annual manufacturing employment growth rate over the long-term period (2010-2022), and the horizontal axis representing the manufacturing employment growth rate for the near-term (2022).
This figure sets apart those counties whose long-term manufacturing employment growth exceeded the statewide average of 0.02%, by portraying them in the top two quadrants demarcated at 0.02% on the vertical axis. County whose long-term average annual manufacturing employment growth rate trailed the statewide average (0.02%) are distributed in the bottom two quadrants. In all, 36 counties surpassed the statewide average over 2010-2022, while 23 counties fell below.
Similarly, the two quadrants on the right of this figure present the positions of the 30 counties whose most recent (2022) manufacturing employment growth rate exceeded the statewide average (3.77%). The two quadrants on the left feature those 29 counties whose manufacturing employment growth over 2022 trailed the statewide average.
Accordingly, each quadrant portrays the performance of all 77 counties corresponding with their long-term (2010-2022) and near-term (2022) performance relative to their respective statewide averages of 0.02% over 2010-2022 and 3.77% over 2022:
Leading counties () (top-right quadrant)...are counties whose average annual manufacturing employment growth rate surpassed the statewide average both long-term (0.02%) and near-term (3.77%).
Slipping counties () (top-left quadrant)...are counties whose long-term average annual manufacturing employment growth rate exceeded the statewide average (0.02%), but whose near-term growth has "slipped" by falling below the Oklahoma average (3.77%).
Gaining counties () (bottom-right quadrant)...are counties whose long-term average annual manufacturing employment growth rate fell below the statewide average (0.02%), but whose near-term growth has "gained" by registering above the average (3.77%) statewide.
Lagging counties () (bottom-left quadrant)...are counties whose average annual manufacturing employment growth rate fell under the statewide average both long-term (0.02%) and near-term (3.77%).
   
 
Summary of Oklahoma's 77 County Totals
 
Short Term Average
 
 
Below
(3.77%)
Above
(3.77%)
 
Long
Term
Average
Above
(0.02%)
14
22
36
Below
(0.02%)
15
8
23
 
29
30
59
 
   
Leading Counties
2022 vs. 2010-2022 Averages
Leading Counties
white dot
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
Turning attention to the top-right quadrant from the discussion above, this figure features the distribution of the Oklahoma counties classified as Leading. These counties surpassed Oklahoma's average annual manufacturing employment growth both long-term (2010-2022 = 0.02%) as well as near-term (2022 = 3.77%). Each is identified by its corresponding ranking based on it's average annual manufacturing employment growth rate over 2010-2022.
Of Oklahoma's 77 counties, 22 (29%) are classified within the Leading () category. Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Slipping Counties
2022 vs. 2010-2022 Averages
Slipping Counties
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
This figure depicts the distribution of the 14 Oklahoma counties classified as Slipping (top-left quadrant), in that their long-term average annual manufacturing employment growth rate outpaced the average statewide (2010-2022 = 0.02%), while they trailed the statewide average near-term (2022 = 3.77%). Again, each county is identified by it's corresponding ranking based on its average annual manufacturing employment growth rate over 2010-2022.
Observe that 14 (18%) of Oklahoma's 77 counties are classified as Slipping (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Gaining Counties
2022 vs. 2010-2022 Averages
Gaining Counties
white dot
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
This figure shows the distribution of the 8 Oklahoma counties classified as Gaining (bottom-right quadrant), in that their long-term average annual manufacturing employment growth rate posted below the average statewide (2010-2022 = 0.02%), while they outpaced Oklahoma's average near-term (2022 = 3.77%). Again, each county is identified by its corresponding ranking based on its average annual manufacturing employment growth rate over 2010-2022.
Of Oklahoma's 77 counties, only 10% (8) are featured as Gaining (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Lagging Counties
2022 vs. 2010-2022 Averages
Lagging Counties
white dot
Oklahoma:
2010-2022 = 0.02%
2022 = 3.77%
This figure depicts the distributions of the 15 Oklahoma counties classified as Lagging (bottom-left quadrant). These counties trailed the statewide average annual manufacturing employment growth both long-term (2010-2022 = 0.02%) as well as near-term (2022 = 3.77%). Again, each county is identified by its corresponding ranking based on it's average annual manufacturing employment growth rate over 2010-2022.
19% of Oklahoma's counties, 15 of 77, are characterized here as Lagging (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
   
 
Oklahoma
Manufacturing Employment Growth
County vs. Statewide Average
 
2010-2022
 
2022
 
 
Leading Counties
 
14
2.42
 
12
10.96
587
 
3
4.67
 
9
13.96
1,804
 
13
2.46
 
22
6.05
4,175
 
18
1.59
 
13
10.14
4,203
 
8
3.89
 
18
8.75
87
 
24
1.14
 
32
4.24
3,709
 
29
0.60
 
16
9.68
204
 
35
0.16
 
11
11.14
2,345
 
4
4.62
 
15
9.90
799
 
15
2.04
 
25
5.71
537
 
6
4.32
 
3
22.25
566
 
5
4.47
 
21
6.11
1,823
 
17
1.63
 
20
7.23
2,891
 
1
9.82
 
2
27.46
557
 
12
2.97
 
31
4.41
213
 
31
0.47
 
24
5.89
26,374
 
16
1.85
 
5
18.58
670
 
19
1.53
 
28
5.11
1,605
 
23
1.17
 
30
4.95
1,166
 
2
8.14
 
6
16.86
506
 
28
0.64
 
4
22.02
1,934
 
20
1.43
 
14
9.91
122
Slipping Counties
 
22
1.21
 
36
2.44
168
 
10
3.25
 
45
0.00
123
 
33
0.37
 
53
-1.95
2,920
 
27
0.84
 
42
0.33
306
 
25
0.98
 
44
0.10
4,003
 
34
0.22
 
64
-5.41
70
 
21
1.24
 
47
-0.41
482
 
30
0.48
 
35
3.00
653
 
9
3.69
 
51
-1.28
2,785
 
36
0.14
 
50
-1.11
89
 
26
0.84
 
33
3.35
1,544
 
7
3.97
 
56
-2.62
297
 
11
3.12
 
49
-0.96
1,652
 
32
0.41
 
39
1.94
473
Gaining Counties
 
48
-1.37
 
17
9.59
1,211
 
55
-2.97
 
8
14.87
224
 
58
-4.38
 
26
5.62
282
 
42
-0.46
 
1
30.73
787
 
56
-3.00
 
10
12.64
1,274
 
40
-0.22
 
7
16.80
146
 
46
-0.88
 
27
5.57
303
 
41
-0.35
 
19
7.89
4,540
Lagging Counties
 
39
-0.21
 
61
-3.92
147
 
45
-0.83
 
37
2.43
970
 
49
-1.52
 
60
-3.86
2,491
 
37
-0.02
 
62
-4.65
1,045
 
38
-0.18
 
40
1.44
1,618
 
47
-1.32
 
66
-14.71
725
 
51
-2.19
 
34
3.31
3,117
 
53
-2.71
 
48
-0.58
1,028
 
54
-2.75
 
55
-2.34
125
 
57
-3.58
 
63
-5.06
1,502
 
59
-7.05
 
57
-3.10
781
 
44
-0.53
 
43
0.16
2,432
 
43
-0.47
 
41
0.94
34,533
 
52
-2.65
 
67
-30.15
498
 
50
-1.85
 
38
2.11
145
Undefined/Suppressed Counties
 
U
U
 
54
-2.33
42
 
U
U
 
52
-1.79
55
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
23
6.00
53
 
U
U
 
S
S
53
 
U
U
 
S
S
31
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
45
0.00
14
 
U
U
 
59
-3.76
128
 
U
U
 
65
-5.56
34
 
U
U
 
58
-3.70
26
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
29
5.00
126
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
23
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.02
 
3.77
138,469
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
0.64
 
3.63
13,523,700
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