Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: January 30, 2013

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: January 30, 2013

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OETA plans state government seriesOKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Network will start a new public affairs series, Oklahoma Capitol Connection, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel will be host of the weekly series.The first show includes conversations with Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and state Rep. Randy Grau, R- Edmond. Each episode will include conversations with two state government officials.Encore presentations will air at 10 p.m. Tuesday on OETA, various times daily on OETA's second digital channel OKLA and online at www.oeta.tv.

Jobless rates increase in 72 Oklahoma countiesOKLAHOMA CITY - Unemployment rates increased in 72 of 77 Oklahoma counties in December from November, according to a monthly report released Wednesday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.Six counties had jobless rates for the month of less than 3 percent. Ellis County had the lowest jobless rate for the month among the 77 counties with 2.2 percent, unchanged from November but down from 3.1 percent for December 2011.Other counties with jobless rates of less than 3 percent were Roger Mills, 2.3 percent; Beaver, 2.4 percent; Dewey, 2.5 percent; Woodward, 2.7 percent; and Beckham, 2.7 percent.Three counties had jobless rate in December of more than 8 percent - LeFlore, 8.9 percent; McCurtain, 8.7 percent; and Latimer, 8.4 percent.Oklahoma County, the state's largest county, had a 4.9- percent unemployment rate in December, up from 4.7 percent in November but down from 6.1 percent for December 2011.Tulsa County, the state's second-largest county, had a 5.1-percent unemployment rate in December, up from 5 percent in November but down from 6.6 percent in December 2011.Statewide total nonfarm employment in December totaled 599,200 jobs, down 1,600 from November but up 20,200 from December 2011.

State ranks 32nd for the financial stability of residentsWASHINGTON, D.C. - Oklahoma ranks 32nd in the country in the ability of residents to achieve financial security, according to a report released Wednesday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. …

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