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College graduates are leaving Oklahoma at higher rates than any other demographic group according to the Kansas City Federal Reserve. New research shows the state lost a record number of college graduates from 2013 to 2017.

 

A new report from the Office of Workforce Development shows Oklahoma is on track to experience a shortage of nearly 20,000 workers next decade due to projected economic growth, high rates of retirement and a lack of local talent.

 

“It’s an issue of both not having enough people and then also not the right skills to replace people,” explained spokesperson David Crow.