Tulsa Metro Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.8 Percent

The Tulsa area unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, up 0.2 from July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

That percentage represents about 17,700 workers who are jobless and actively searching for work, according to the seasonally adjusted data.

The size of the metro area labor force was estimated at 465,100. Of those, about 422,200 were reported on nonfarm payrolls, which represents a payroll decrease of about 7,300 jobs from a year earlier, according to the nonseasonally adjusted establishment data.

Among 367 metro areas included in the bureau’s report, jobless rates ranged from 2 percent in the Fargo, N.D.-Minn. area to 17.4 percent in two locales, El Centro, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz.

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