Thursday, July 24, 2014
Posted: Thursday, July 24
By World's Editorial Writers
Here is further evidence that Oklahoma’s economy is healthy: The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in June, the lowest it has been in nearly six years.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved a full point since June 2013.
Only seven states can boast better employment pictures, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The comparable national rate is 6.1 percent.
There is other recent evidence of the state’s prosperity.
Earlier this month, the final revenue report for the state’s fiscal year showed that individual income tax receipts were up 7.7 percent compared to last year and state sales tax collections are up 4.2 percent. In other words, more money is being earned and spent in the state. ...
...Things are going well in Oklahoma, better than they are elsewhere in the nation, and it’s hard to argue that good leadership isn’t a factor in that prosperity.
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