The U.S. Department of Labor showed Oklahoma’s unemployment rate declined to 3.0% in September, ranking No. 7 lowest in the country.
“The decisions we made over the past 19 months, including being one of the first states to fully reopen last June, have created jobs and helped get Oklahomans back to work,” Governor Kevin Stitt said.
Oklahoma’s growing industries such as aerospace, cybersecurity, renewable energy, transportation, hospitality and entertainment also significantly impacted the state’s low unemployment rates.
For example, employers around Oklahoma added 13,400 jobs in September, more than double the jobs created (6,400) in August.