“It's mostly caused by public schools and universities letting out for the summer,” said John Carpenter, spokesman for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
The Oklahoma City metro area added 15,500 jobs in the last year, an increase of 2.7 percent. Tulsa equaled that growth rate and added 10,800 jobs since June 2011, the commission said.
In the Lawton area, employment fell by 1,100 jobs in the last year, a decline of 2.5 percent.
Carpenter said the job market is still very tight.