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Oklahoma unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent in October, down two-tenths of a point

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State officials say Oklahoma's unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the state added 3,600 jobs last month. The state has added 36,600 jobs since October 2013.

Six of the state's nine reported seasonally adjusted sectors recorded job gains last month. Mining and logging added 1,600 jobs and construction 1,300.

The leisure and hospitality provided the largest decline with 2,100 jobs lost. Financial activities and government also shed jobs in October.

The U.S. unemployment rate improved by one-tenth of a percentage point last month to 5.8 percent. Over the year, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 1.1 percentage points.

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