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United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Farm Labor Report Oklahoma Field Office Cooperating with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry P.O. Box 528804 · Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804 (405) 522-6190 · FAX (405) 528-2296 · www.nass.usda.gov/ok USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Information provided by respondents on NASS surveys, will remain completely confidential, as required by Federal law. NASS safeguards the confidentiality of all responses, ensuring that no individual producer or operation can be identified. Data Relating to July 8-14 and October 7-13, 2012 Issued December 2012 United States Hired Workers and Wage Rates Increase Over 5 Percent From October 2011 SOUTHERN PLAINS HIGHLIGHTS There were 57,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on Southern Plains farms and ranches during the week of July 8-14, 2012, up 12 percent from the July 2011 reference week. Workers hired directly by farm operators totaled 54,000 for the week of October 7-13, 2012, up 20 percent from the October 2011 reference week. Wage rates for hired workers in the Southern Plains during the July 2012 reference week averaged $11.15 per hour, up 5 percent from a year earlier. For the October 2012 reference week, farm operators paid their hired workers an average of $11.38, 6 percent above the October 2011 wage and up 2 percent from July 2012. UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS There were 906,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on the Nation's farms and ranches during the week of July 8-14, 2012, up nearly 9 percent from the July 2011 reference week. Workers hired directly by farm operators numbered 872,000 for the reference week of October 7-13, 2012, up more than 5 percent from the October 2011 reference week. Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage of $11.36 per hour during the July 2012 reference week, up nearly 4 percent from a year earlier. Field workers received an average of $10.71 per hour, up more than 4 percent, while livestock workers earned $10.89 per hour compared with $10.29 a year earlier. The field and livestock worker combined wage rate, at $10.75 per hour, was up 47 cents from last year. The number of hours worked averaged 40.4 for hired workers during the reference week, down a little over 2 percent from July 2011. Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage of $11.76 per hour during the October 2012 reference week, up over 5 percent from a year earlier. Field workers received an average of $11.22 per hour, up over 6 percent from a year earlier. Livestock workers earned $10.83, up 16 cents. The field and livestock worker combined wage rate, at $11.13 per hour, was up 56 cents from a year earlier. The number of hours worked averaged 41.5 for hired workers during the reference week, nearly the same as hours worked in October 2011. Link to the full U.S. report: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1063 Mails Late December 2012 TO OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS: This report contains the results from the Agricultural Labor Survey-October 2012 collected during the last two weeks of October which you requested. Respondents were asked the number of hired workers, hours worked and wages for the July 8-14, 2012 and October 7-13, 2012 reference weeks. Estimates for the Southern Plains region were made possible though data provided by respondents in Oklahoma and Texas. Thank you for your participation!
|Okla State Agency||Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of|
|Agency Division||Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry|
|Okla Agency Code||
|Title||Farm labor report|
|Alternative title||Oklahoma farm labor|
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
|Publisher||Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry|
Agricultural laborers--United States.
Agricultural laborers--Great Plains.
|Purpose||United States Hired Workers and Wage Rates Increase Over 5 Percent From Octcober 2011; Southern Plains Highlights; United States Highlights; Data Related to July 8-14 and October 7-13,2012|
|Notes||Cooperating with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry|
|OkDocs Class#||A1100.3 F233l|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
|ODL electronic copy||Filed with documents.ok.gov submissions system|
|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|