Unemployment numbers in most counties dropped in September, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

The jobless rate fell in 57 of the state's 77 counties and ranged from a high of 7.5 percent in Latimer County to a low of 2.4 percent in Ellis County.

Woodward County was tied for the fourth lowest jobless rate of 2.6 percent with Roger Mills County.

Beckham and Major counties were at 2.5 percent.

That means in Woodward County of a labor force that totals 13,184 according to the OESC, there are only 346 unemployed. The jobless rate is down .6 percent from last September and .1 percent from the August rate of 2.7 percent.

Around this area, Harper County is at 2.7 percent along with Beaver County and Dewey County.

Woods County and Custer County are 2.8 percent.

Virtually all of the counties with high unemployment rates are in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma, but several of those are down from a year ago.

After Latimer County, McCurtain County is at 7.4 percent and Sequoyah County at 7.1 percent.

Those are the only three counties in Oklahoma over 7 percent. Last September, 13 counties had jobless rates of 7 percent or better.

Texas County is one of the few western counties with an unemployment rate over 4 percent as it comes in at 4.4 percent. Blaine County is 4.3 percent.

Oklahoma's statewide unemployment rate is 4.7 percent. the same as in August and almost a full percentage point below the 5.6 percent from September 2013.

The national unemployment rate is 5.6 percent.

According to the OESC, the state added 3,800 jobs in September with most of the gains in the leisure and hospitality areas.

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