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Unemployment Rises In 75 Of 77 Oklahoma Counties

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports that unemployment has risen in 75 of the state's 77 counties.

The county-by-county data shows the lowest unemployment rates in the state in June were 2.9% in Rogers Mills County and 2.7% in Ellis County - both in northwestern Oklahoma.

The highest rates in the data released Tuesday are in southeastern Oklahoma with 9.2% unemployed in Latimer County and 8.9% in McCurtain County.

The jobless rates fell only in Le Flore and Sequoyah counties. The rate dropped from 8.5 to 7.9% in Le Flore County and from 9 to 7.9% in Sequoyah County.

The Oklahoma City metro unemployment rate was 5.4%, the Tulsa metro stood at 5.9% and the Lawton metro had 7.1% jobless.

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