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Oklahoma lawmakers seeks answers on number of available jobs

Oklahoma businesses are struggling to find workers to fill open jobs. The state’s unemployment rate of 3.2% – one of the lowest in the country – is back to pre-pandemic levels after soaring during the early months of COVID-19 restrictions. But the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce estimates that more than 60,000 jobs are available statewide. […]

Illinois ranks 21st highest on state-by-state prosperity index

(The Center Square) – Illinois came in 21st highest in the second annual U.S. Prosperity Index from the Legatum Institute, based on growth, economic performance and quality-of-life indicators among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The analysis ranks the states and Washington, D.C., using 11 pillars of prosperity, including “Inclusive Societies” and “Personal Freedom.” […]