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Oklahoma unemployment rate falls

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Oklahoma unemployment rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.5 percent in June.

The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show that while the number of Oklahomans without a job decreased, so too did the number of those employed. The labor force fell by 13,510 compared to the previous month.

The figures show the state's labor force numbered 1.79 million in June with 81,170 unemployed.

The trade, transportation and utilities industry showed the largest monthly job gain with 3,100 jobs added during June. All nine of the state's reported seasonally adjusted industries gained jobs.

The national unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in June.

 

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