September 2016 archive

A Weak Energy Industry Still Hurts the Midwest Economy

The economies of Oklahoma and 8 other states that make up Creighton University Ernie Goss’s Mid-American Business Conditions Index just aren’t getting stronger. It’s the finding in his August index released Thursday, which showed a drop in numbers for the second consecutive month. “That’s just not good,” said Goss in his video release of his …

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Losses of Oil and Gas Jobs Continue to Hurt Oklahoma’s Employment Figures

The latest figures from the State of Oklahoma indicate the latest jobless rates, those for the month of July, saw increases compared to a year ago. And the state’s energy industry played a role in the hikes. Unemployment rates were higher than a year earlier in 71 of 77 counties, lower in four counties and …

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