The unemployment rate for LeFlore County went up in August, but was still much lower than last year for the same period, according to information from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
The county’s rate for August was 6.3 percent compared to July, when it was 5.8 percent. The rate for June was also 6.3 percent compared to 7.3 percent for August of 2016.
For the month, the county had a work force of 19,439 with 18,211 employed and 1,228 out of work. In July, the work force was 19,298 with 18,175 employed and 1,123 out of work.
The full report for Oklahoma can be seen HERE.
Overall, 62 of 77 counties had lower employment than last year while 10 counties had a higher rate and five were the same.
McIntosh had the highest rate in the state at 8.3 percent while Latimer was second at 7.9 percent and McCurtain was third at 7.3 percent.
Grant County had the lowest rate in the state at 2.6 percent.
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