The unemployment rate in 64 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, including LeFlore County, was higher in December than it was a year ago, according to the latest report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
The full report can be seen HERE.
LeFlore County’s rate was 6.5 percent compared to 6.3 percent the previous year. The rate did drop from November’s percentage of 6.6 percent and the 6.9 percentage in October.
The county had a work force of 19,825 for the month. Of that total, 18,543 were employed while 1,282 were out of work. The work force was 168 less than the 19,993 in November.
McIntosh had the highest percentage in the state at 9.2 percent, Stephens County was second at 8.8 percent and Latimer was third at 8.6 percent.
Cimarron County had the lowest rate in the state at 1.9 percent.
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