LeFlore County was one of 73 counties out of 77 to show lower unemployment rates in July of 2017 compared to last year, according to the latest report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
The full report can be seen HERE.
For July of 2017, the county’s unemployment rate was 5.8 percent compared to 7.5 percent for July of 2016. In June, the rate was 6.3 percent while it was 5.9 percent in May.
The county had 19,304 eligible workers for the month with 18,182 employed and 1,122 out of work. That compared to 19,424 workers for June with 19,206 employed and 1,218 looking for jobs.
Overall, LeFlore County had the 61st highest unemployment in the state.
McIntosh County had the highest unemployment percentage in the state at 8.2 percent while Latimer County was second at 7.7 percent and Haskell County was third at 7.2 percent.
Grant County had the lowest percentage in the state at 2.7 percent.
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