State's jobless rate dips in November
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Friday, December 21, 2012
Oklahoma’s unemployment rate reversed direction and dipped in November to 5.2 percent, according to information released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
November’s rate was down from 5.3 percent in October. A year ago at the same time, the state’s rate stood at 6.3 percent.
Nationwide, 43 states and the District of Columbia posted unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier. Six states had increases, and one state had no change.
The U.S. jobless rate was 7.7 percent for the month.
Nevada continued to register the highest jobless rate at 10.8 percent in November, while North Dakota again had the lowest rate at 3.1 percent, according to the BLS. The numbers are seasonally adjusted.