Oklahoma Unemployment on the Rise

Published 11/28 2012 06:03PM

Updated 11/28 2012 06:35PM

Unemployment in Oklahoma is on the rise from September. 

Statewide, unemployment inched up slightly to 5.3% in October. A year ago, the rate was 6.3% in Texoma counties, unemployment rose at a higher rate last month than the state average. 

Comanche County has the 8th highest rate of the 77 counties, 7 percent, up from 6.6% in September, but down from a year ago. Jefferson County's rate is 5.4%, down substantially from a year ago and Tillman County's rate is down below 5 percent. 

Jackson County has a 4.6% rate while Cotton and Stephens both had 4.4.% rates for October.

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