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Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Remains Stable But Labor Force Shrinks

Unemployment Report for September 2014
Office of the State Treasurer

In a report from the Office of the State Treasurer, Oklahoma’s preliminary, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was listed at 4.7 percent in September by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The rate is unchanged from the prior month but down by nine-tenths of one percentage point from the prior year.

Compared to September 2013, the number of those listed as jobless dropped by 17,880 people, while statewide employment decreased by 20,520 jobs. The labor force shrank by 38,410 over the 12-month period.

The national unemployment rate was set at 5.9 percent in September.

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