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Sat June 18, 2011

Unemployment Drops

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment dips to 5.3 percent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined in the month of May.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that unemployment in Oklahoma fell from 5.6 percent in April to 5.3 percent last month.

According to OESC statistics, there were 91,930 people unemployed in May. That's down from 124,450 who were unemployed in May 2010.

The commission reported that 3,700 jobs were added in May, and five of the state's 11 statewide supersectors reported job gains.

Trade, Transportation and Utilities posted the biggest loss of jobs in May, 1,900.

The national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.