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Oklahoma unemployment remains steady in June at 4.3 percent

The Associated Press - July 22, 2017 9:42 am

Oklahoma unemployment remains steady in June at 4.3 percent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s unemployment rate remained at 4.3 percent in June, slightly better than the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.4 percent.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that Oklahoma’s unemployment rate has been steady at 4.3 percent since March. Oklahoma’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in June 2016.
The commission says the state added 3,700 jobs last month. Seven employment sectors added jobs in June with professional and business services posting the largest monthly gain with 2,600 jobs.
Education and health services reported the largest job loss over the month with 1,600 jobs, followed by the leisure and hospitality sector with a loss of 1,200 jobs.
The commission says that industries showing large declines in jobs over the past year include the trade, transportation, and utilities sector with 6,200 jobs lost.

 

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