Unemployment rates dropped in 57 of 77 counties in the September report of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commissioner.
The news was good for LeFlore County as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent. The county had the seventh highest unemployment rate in the state, but the percentage dropped from 7.3 percent for August.
LeFlore County’s rate was 6.5 percent in July and 8.3 percent in September of 2013.
The county has 19,000 eligible workers with 17,734 employed. There are 1,266 out of work.
Latimer County had the highest percentage in the state at 7.5 percent. McCurtain County was second at 7.4 while Sequoyah was third at 7.1 percent.
Ellis County had the lowest rate in the state at 2.4 percent, followed by Beckham and Major counties at 2.5 percent.