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Oklahoma unemployment rate steady; slowdown projected


January 24, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.4% and the state's economic slowdown is projected to continue in 2020, state officials reported Friday.

Oklahoma's 3.4% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains just below the national average of 3.5%, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said.

Oklahoma's unemployment rate has slowly increased from a rate of 3.1% last year, and state officials project that slowdown to continue. State Treasurer Randy McDaniel released economic projections on Friday that suggest continued weak job growth through much...

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