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Logan County ranks 53rd in unemployment rate

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The May 2011 Oklahoma employment report by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission lists Logan County with the 53rd highest unemployment rate of the 77 Oklahoma counties.

The preliminary data for Logan County has a labor force of 17,811 with 784 of those unemployed for a rate of 4.4% this past May and is slightly up from April 2011.

In April 2011, Logan County came in at 4.2% after a 4.8% in March compared to May 2010 when the county hit 6.3% unemployment.

Latimer County, in southeast Oklahoma, and McCurtain County, in far southeastern Oklahoma, ranks the highest in unemployment with 8.5% and Roger Mills County, in far western Oklahoma, came in with the lowest percentage of unemployed at 2.6%. Latimer County dropped two full points from 10.5% from May of 2010.

In May, unemployment rates in 68 counties increased over the month.

Oklahoma has four counties with at least an 8.1% or higher unemployment for the month of May (Latimer, McCurtain, Okmulgee and LeFlore).

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