Employers in Southeast Oklahoma frequently attract long-distance commuters from neighboring communities. In the seven-county region surrounding McAlester, more than 35% of the available workforce commutes outside their county for employment. The high workforce mobility ensures businesses continuously have access to a wide selection of labor.
Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties
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Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties: Employed. Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Economic Research & Analysis. Oklahoma Employment Report - July 2014. Download PDF File.
Commuting Patterns for Pittsburg and Surrounding Counties: Commutes Outside County/ Commutes 30+ Minutes. U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey 2008 - 2012. "Means of Transportation to Work by Selected Characteristics." Date Accessed: August 15, 2014. (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t#none).