Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Falls To 4.4 Percent
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the state's unemployment rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point in December reports KGOU. The rate went from 4.4 percent in November to 4.2 percent.
State officials recently said that five of the state's nine seasonally adjusted business sectors added jobs in December.
Four business sectors recorded small job losses in December, but all nine of the state's seasonally adjusted business sectors saw year-to-year job growth. Over the year, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped by 1.2 percentage points.
The U.S. unemployment rate improved from 5.8 percent to 5.6 percent for the month.