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Local unemployment rates reveal a surprising amount about what's going on in the economy - and they're hinting at a boom in manufacturing

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UBS used estimates of how county-level unemployment has changed in the last years to illustrate broader trends in the economy.
Unemployment trends in counties dependent on the oil industry provide an interesting view on the state of the energy market over the last several years.
Improving unemployment rates in industrial areas suggest a possible boom in manufacturing investment in the near future.
Even in a global economy, what happens at the local level can be important.
A UBS team led by economist Seth Carpenter analyzed year-over-year changes in US...
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Oklahoma has the highest rate of imprisoned women in the US - but one county is remarkably reversing the trend

Oklahoma has the highest rate of imprisoned women in the US - but one county is remarkably reversing the trend

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Oklahoma has the highest rate of female incarceration in the country, a rate that continues to go up in every part of the state except for in Tulsa County.
One organization seems to have a major effect on the county's statistics - Women in Recovery is an 18-month treatment program designed to help women rebuild their lives once they're released from prison.
Since 2009, Women in Recovery has reported more than 500 women gained custody of their children, landed jobs and healed from trauma and addiction through its programs.
The reception area at S and R Compression in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is...
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