Oklahoma's jobless rate rises in September
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Friday, October 19, 2012
Oklahoma’s jobless rate inched up to 5.2 percent in September, according to information released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate rose from 5.1 percent in August and 4.9 percent in July. A year ago at the same time, the state’s rate was 6.3 percent.
Nationwide, jobless rates were lower in 44 states and the District of Columbia, while six states experienced increases, according to the BLS.
The national unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent for the month.