Oklahoma City increases government jobs to 10-year high in wake of economic growth
Economic growth in Oklahoma City allowed the city government to add a net gain of 85 new jobs for the upcoming fiscal year. The total number of jobs in city government is finally approaching the level it was at before the first recession of the last decade.
Prosperity in the local economy led to a net gain of 85 jobs for Oklahoma City’s government in the fiscal year that begins July 1. But even with the boost, the city is only just now approaching the same number of jobs it had 10 years ago.
There are 4,511 city jobs in the fiscal year 2013 Oklahoma City budget, the most since the city cut more than 200 jobs from 2001 to 2003 because of a recession, according to city figures. From a...
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