State Unemployment Down for Second Straight Month

In March, the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Oklahoma decreased to 3.2 percent. During the March-to-March period, Oklahoma’s nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped by 1.1 percent.
When combined, the Oklahoma City and Tulsa MSAs provided more than half of the jobs gained for the month. Statewide employment expanded in all industries, with the exception of Manufacturing.
Oklahoma total non-farm employment added 11,200 jobs over the month in March 2008. Many of the new jobs came from the Service Providing Industries.
The only statewide industry to report job losses over the month was Manufacturing.



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