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Exploring Unemployment in Oklahoma

Background

Click here to see Oklahoma's historical unemployment data from the bureau of labor statistics.

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate, as of June 2012, is 4.7 percent.

Unemployment in Oklahoma climbed from 3.3 percent in April 2008 to a high of 7.2 percent in December 2009, but it’s been on the decline since December 2011.

The lowest unemployment rate in recent history was 2.8 percent, which came in December 2000.

 

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