Southeast Oklahoma

Rural southeast Oklahoma experiences the highest level of unemployment across the entire state. Four of the counties that border Pittsburg County are in the 'Top 5 Counties' for highest unemployment rates in Oklahoma. This untapped labor source is a major benefit to employers creating quality jobs. Employees can commute or relocate without needing to leave the region.

Oklahoma High-Unemployment Counties
SE Labor Force


Information from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission News Releases 

High-Unemployment Counties
The southeast and central counties with the highest unemployment are outlined above. Their unemployment statistics are:

Within Labor Force – 118,316
Unemployed Persons – 6,130
Unemployment Rate – 5.2%