• Project Labor Agreements

    Adopted ABC model government-neutrality bill.

  • Prevailing Wage


  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    Statute authorizes the use of P3s on horizontal and vertical construction projects. Private sector entities, local or regional entities or agencies, or any combination therof, may submit proposals for potential P3 partnerships to the Partnership Committee for consideration and evaluation.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 85% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $9,268,338 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2023.

  • Career and Technical Education

    84% of CTE high school graduates placed in colleges or careers.

    Oklahoma does not recognize NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Oklahoma

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: Owner must pay prime within 28 calendar days after receipt of billing or as agreed in contract.
Public: Owner must pay prime within 30 days of receiving an invoice.
– Private: Prime must pay sub within 10 days, and subs pay lower tiers within 10 days.
– Public:  Prime must pay sub within 10 days, and subs pay lower tiers within 7 days.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

All public employers, contractors, and subcontractors doing business with the state must use E-Verify. Statute also requires income tax withholding for independent contractors who do not have valid Social Security numbers.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction


Incidence Rate


Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)