Local & Regional
Fri July 20, 2012
Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in June
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point in June to a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.7 percent.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Friday that 3,200 jobs were added in the state from May to June and that the number of jobless fell by 340.
The leisure and hospitality industry added 1,400 jobs during the month while 900 jobs were added in the financial services sector and the construction industry added 800 jobs.
The largest job loss came in government — which had 900 fewer employees in June than in May.
The national unemployment rate for June was 8.2 percent.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.