More Oklahomans Working

Apr 20, 2012

Another tumble in the Oklahoma unemployment rate! Figures released today show the state rate dropped last month to 5.4%. That is down six-tenths of one percent.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s John Carpenter says most of the long-term unemployed have now found work. He says employment in the state was up by 10,000 workers last month.

The Oklahoma rate is well below the national average for March, which was 8.2%

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