Unemployment rate in Oklahoma holds steady in January at 3.7 percent



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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady in January — unchanged from December at 3.7 percent.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Tuesday that civilian labor force rose by 12,450 to nearly 1.8 million while the number of people with a job increased by 12,960 to stand at just more than 1.7 million.

The greatest job gains came in the professional and business services category with an additional 2,800 jobs.

The national unemployment rate for January stands at 5.7 percent.

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