The unemployment rate went down for 72 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties for March in the report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
LeFlore County had the eighth highest unemployment percent in the state, but the rate dropped to 6.0 for March, down from 6.5 percent in February. Last year, LeFlore County’s unemployment percent was 7.5 percent.
The full report can be seen HERE.
The county had 19,733 eligible workers for the month with 18,543 employed. There were 1,190 residents out of work.
McIntosh had the highest rate in the state at 7.6 percent, followed by Latimer and Pushmataha counties at 6.9 percent. Haskell was fourth at 6.7 percent while Sequoyah was 13th at 5.7 percent.
Cimarron County had the lowest unemployment percentage in the state at 1.7 percent.