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Federal budget cuts could lead to 16,000 job losses in Oklahoma, report says

Cuts set to be triggered in January would hit defense-related jobs the hardest, but also affect other government agencies and have a ripple effect on the economy, according to the study. Oklahoma has three U.S. Air Force bases, a U.S. Army post and an Army ammunition depot.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: July 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm •  Published: July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — As more lawmakers begin to focus on impending federal budget cuts, the aerospace industry released a report Tuesday showing Oklahoma could lose nearly 8,000 defense-related jobs and a total of 16,000 jobs over the next 15 months if action isn’t taken to soften the blow.

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