Unemployment Rate Dropped in Oklahoma City

24 Jul

The Department of Labor released a report last Friday indicating that unemployment in Oklahoma dropped to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.7 percent in June. Compared to the rate of 4.8 percent in May, it was only a slight decrease of 0.1%, but it qualified Oklahoma as one of 11 states plus the District of Columbia that experienced a decrease in unemployment in June.

Oklahoma had the eleventh lowest unemployment rate in the country, and Washington D.C. had the highest. Twelve states showed no sign of change in their unemployment rates, while twenty seven states saw an increase. Overall, the US unemployment rate for the month of June was 8.2 percent.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported that about 3,200 jobs were added in the state in June. About 1,400 jobs were in the leisure and hospitality industries, and 900 were within the finance services industry. The construction industry saw 800 new jobs.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent





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