Liberal, KS

Now: 85 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 85 °F | Lo: 43 °F

Saturday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 47 °F

Sunday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 39 °F

Monday

Hi: 65 °F 

Lo: 35 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 69 °F 

Lo: 40 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 38 °F

Oklahoma Jobless Rate Climbs

KSCB News - November 21, 2012 8:13 am

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate edged up to 5.3 percent in October – but the state still has one of the lowest rates in the country.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from September’s rate of 5.2 percent.

The agency says that Oklahoma added 1,300 nonfarm jobs in October despite losses in six of the state’s 11 industry sectors. Professional and business services added 2,300 jobs while leisure and hospitality added 2,200 jobs.

The biggest losses came from construction, which decreased by 1,300 jobs, and educational and health services, which lost 700 jobs.

The national unemployment rate is 7.9 percent. Oklahoma’s rate of 5.3 percent is the seventh-lowest in the country.

 

Latest Stories

Alabama Man Charged in a Fatal Shooting in Boise City has Pleaded Guilty to Murder

(AP) – The last of three Alabama men charged in a fatal shooting in the Oklahoma...

Seward County Commissioners to Meet, Consider Changing Hours of Administration Building

The Seward County Commission will meet on Monday October 21 at 5:30pm. Items on the agenda...

USD 480 Board to Meet, Vape Detectors on the Agenda

The USD 480 Board of Education will meet on Monday evening at 6:30pm with Overnight Trips,...