66.7 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, September 24, 2020
- Advertisements -
Business Unemployment rate in Oklahoma rises to 4.7 percent in May

Unemployment rate in Oklahoma rises to 4.7 percent in May

Other News

Petalo, not Charmin: Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Toilet...

Mall owners close to buying JC Penney out of bankruptcy

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners are close to a...

At Home launches collection with Fort Worth connection

At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME), The Home Décor Superstore, has debuted an exclusive collection with interior...

Former Toys ‘R’ Us reopens as Havertys in Southlake

HAVERTYS (NYSE: HVT and HVT.A) will officially open its new store in Southlake Corners on Friday, August 21, 2020. The 32,300 square...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of percentage point in May to stand at 4.7 percent — the same as the national unemployment rate.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Monday that the labor force declined by 7,312 from April to May while the number of jobless rose by nearly 10,000.

The professional and business services sector lost 2,300 jobs during the month, while the manufacturing industry lost 2,000 jobs and the trade, transportation and utilities sector had 1,000 fewer jobs.

The education and health services industries added 3,300 jobs and the construction industry grew by 1,800 jobs.

May’s unemployment figure is six-tenths of a percentage point higher than January’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate and is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than May 2015’s 4.4 percent jobless rate.

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.Parent firm...

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

By DYLAN LOVAN, PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no...

Baseball runs through the course of Roger Williams’ life

Roger Williams was sliding into first base – something he didn’t usually do – in a game with...

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who is sick with pneumonia, is released from hospital

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff, The Texas Tribune Sept. 23, 2020 "U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who...

Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in...