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Unemployment Inches Up to 5.1 Percent in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The unemployment rate in Oklahoma has risen slightly for the third consecutive month -- although the number of Oklahomans with a job also increased.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Friday that unemployment for September was 5.2 percent -- up from 5.1 percent in August and 4.9 percent in July.
The commission said the number of residents with a job rose to 1.71 million -- an increase of 13,700 over July. At the same time the number looking for a job rose from 1.79 million to 1.81 million.
The biggest job gains came in the trade, transportation and utilities sector -- which added 2,300 workers.
The professional and business services sector declined by 3,800 jobs while the education and health services industries dropped by 1,600 jobs.
Posted: Friday, October 19 2012, 04:05 PM CDT
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Prelim hearing for pair accused in 4 Tulsa murders
May 23, 2013 07:08 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing is scheduled to get underway for a pair of brothers accused in the January shooting deaths of four women at a crime-plagued Tulsa apartment complex.
The hearing for James and Cedric Poore is set to begin Thursday morning in Tulsa district court. It could last two days, according to court records.
The brothers are charged in the killings of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson. The four were found tied up and shot in the head.
The Poores have pleaded not guilty.
Authorities believe the brothers robbed the women, then killed them because they feared they would be identified.
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