State’s unemployment rate dipped slightly

Oklahoma’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in October, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

In October, Oklahoma had a 5.2 percent unemployment rate, compared to 4.9 percent in the United States. In Oklahoma, 1,720,628 were employed and 94,976 were out of work. Nationally, 151,925,000 had jobs and only 7,787,000 were unemployed.

In Tulsa, there were about 1,000 more workers with jobs than in October a year ago. Tulsa’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, compared to 5.6 percent in September of this year.