Unemployment rate rises slightly in county

LeFlore County’s unemployment rate went up slightly from 4.1 percent to 4.3 percent in the latest report from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for September.

LeFlore County had a total of 20,311 people in its labor force with 19,447 employed and 864 out of work.

The county has been on a slow climb with rates at 4.1 percent in July and 4.2 percent in July  In September of last year, the percentage rate was 3.7 percent.

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Craig Hall
Publisher and owner of Heavener Ledger and leflorecountyjournal.com