Four counties in eastern Oklahoma had the
highest unemployment rates in the state in September.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission figures released
Wednesday showed the jobless rate in Latimer and McCurtain counties
reached 10.4 percent. Statistics showed the rates in LeFlore and
Sequoyah counties were 9.6 percent, the same as the national
Other high unemployment rates in the state were 9.4 percent in
Okmulgee County and 9.2 percent in Hughes County.
The lowest unemployment rates were in western Oklahoma - 3
percent in Beaver County, 3.4 percent in Harper County and 3.5
percent Cimarron County.
Oklahoma's statewide unemployment rate dipped to 6.9 percent in