The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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April 12, 2012

Eastern Okla. counties have highest jobless rates

OKLAHOMA CITY — Three eastern Oklahoma counties have the highest unemployment rates in the state.

According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Sequoyah County had a jobless rate of 11.4 percent in February. Latimer County had an unemployment rate of 11.2 percent and the jobless rate in LeFlore County was 10.5 percent. February’s rates marked an increase from January in Sequoyah and LeFlore counties, but the rate was slightly lower in Latimer County.

The commission says the counties with the lowest unemployment rates are in western Oklahoma. Roger Mills County had a jobless rate of 2.7 percent, and the unemployment rates in Dewey and Ellis County hit 2.8 percent.

The February jobless rates in Oklahoma’s largest counties — Oklahoma and Tulsa — were 6.3 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively.

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