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Oklahoma economic system added practically 50,000 jobs, as wages rose by 6%

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Oklahoma companies and governments added greater than 47,000 staff in 2022, however the unemployment charge ticked greater final 12 months as extra folks sought work.

The newest state-by-state unemployment figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics had been launched on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the bureau launched figures about job openings in every state in November, exhibiting there are nonetheless way more openings in Oklahoma than job-seekers.

This is what to know:

Extra staff in Oklahoma

The state ended 2022 with 1,702,600 staff on non-farm payrolls, seasonally adjusted. That was up from 1,655,200 in December 2021. The rise was 2.9% 12 months over 12 months. Complete nonfarm employment in December 2020 was 1.625 million; in December 2019, it was 1.705 million.

Authorities employment grew by about 5,000 staff 12 months over 12 months, with about 350,000 folks employed in that sector — the state’s largest — on the finish of the 12 months. The Leisure and Hospitality sector added 10,000 jobs 12 months over 12 months, Schooling and Well being Providers added 7,000; Commerce, Transportation and Utilities — the biggest nongovernment sector, with 327,000 staff — added practically 10,000 jobs; Monetary Actions added about 3,000 jobs; Skilled and Enterprise Providers added lower than 1,000; Development added greater than 3,000; Manufacturing added 5,000; and Mining and Logging added about 3,400.

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