Oklahoma's Unemployment Rate Drops
Oklahoma's unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in almost six years.
Gov. Mary Fallin says pro-growth policies are helping grow the economy. "Creating jobs has been my number one priority," Fallin says. "By embracing pro-growth policies like tax cuts, reining in the size of government, and reducing the regulatory burden on job creators, Oklahoma's economy has gotten back on the right track."
Fallin says almost 10,000 jobs were added in June alone, with more than 100,000 total added since Fallin took office in January of 2011.
Our state had one of the largest rises in unemployment in the nation for June, tying Indiana, North Dakota and Washington, D.C. for the largest increase in employment for the month.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the national unemployment rate was 6.1% in June.