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Report: Oklahoma Could Lose Up to 16,000 Jobs with Federal Defense Cuts

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Wed July 18, 2012

Report: Oklahoma Could Lose Up to 16,000 Jobs with Federal Defense Cuts

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If federal defense cuts of roughly $500 billion go through in 2013, Oklahoma could be vulnerable to job losses as high as 16,000 in the state. State Impact Oklahoma has the story...
While Washington, D.C. lawmakers wrangle over taxes, federal budget cuts are looming. If $1.2 trillion in scheduled cuts are triggered in January, Oklahoma could be in line to lose almost 16,000 defense-related jobs over the next 15 months, according to a report prepared for the Aerospace Industries Association.