Local & Regional
Wed October 3, 2012
Unemployment Rate Down in Tulsa Metro
The unemployment rate in the Tulsa Metro takes a dip in August. But, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s John Carpenter says not by much. The rate dropped one-tenth of a percent to 5.4%
Carpenter says Tulsa did add 2,100 new jobs during the month. He says 800 of those jobs were in construction. 600 were added in government, with hospitality and professional services each adding 500.
Oklahoma City is lower at 4.6%. In fact, Carpenter says Oklahoma City has the lowest metro rate in the nation for a community with over one-million residents. The Lawton rate was also down two-tenths of a percent, the same as in Oklahoma City.