- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma’s unemployment rate rose one-tenth of one percent to 4.5 percent in August as the number of unemployed increased by a seasonally adjusted 2,274 and the number of people with jobs fell by nearly 100.

The transportation, warehousing and utilities sector added 900 jobs over the month, but was offset by declines of 600 jobs in government, and 200 jobs in both the information and the professional and business services industries.

The national unemployment rate for August as 4.4 percent.


TOP STORIES
Republicans introduce bill to protect LGBTQ Americans
County may become first in U.S. to bar new refugees
Transgender homicide rate 'remarkably low' despite cries of 'national epidemic'


Oklahoma’s unemployment rate is down a half-percent from August 2016, when the rate stood at 5.0 percent. In the past 12 months, the seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed in Oklahoma has decreased by more than 10,000 people, or 11 percent.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide