February Unemployment Rates Fall

Oklahoma’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.7 percent in February 2008 to 3.5 percent.

Statewide non-seasonally adjusted labor force, non-seasonally adjusted employment, and nonseasonally adjusted unemployment were all down over the month. Statewide non-seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped by more than 18.0 percent over the month and more than 25.0 percent over the year.

Sequoyah County reported Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 6.1 percent in February. McCurtain County held the second highest county rate, and Hughes County claimed the third highest rate.

Beaver and Beckham counties tied for the state’s lowest county unemployment rate (2.1 percent) in February. Cotton County claimed the second lowest county rate. February’s third lowest county rate was reported by five counties: Ellis, Harper, Kingfisher, Roger Mills, and Woodward counties.



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