43.2% unemployed in Sallisaw in 2017


43.2 percent of Sallisaw residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was greater than the statewide total of 38.6 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Sallisaw population reached 6,609.

Out of 3,751 people who had a job, 17 were employed in the Armed Forces and 3,734 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Sallisaw for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
2,858
43.2
Employed
3,751
56.8
Employed in civilian labor force
3,734
56.5
Employed in armed forces
17
0.26

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