Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Low Unemployment, Energy Sector Boosts Income in Oklahoma Metro Areas”

Personal income in OKC and Tulsa grew 7.6 percent from 2010-2011, new estimates from the federal government show. Lawton’s grew 4.6 percent.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis put the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas in its highest category of income growth for 2011. Compensation in the mining sector, which includes most energy jobs, grew to $2.4 billion in the Oklahoma City metro in 2011, the bureau said. That’s up from $1.85 billion in 2010. It was at $2.23 billion in 2008.

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