OKC metro boasts 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Published Friday, September 10, 2021
by Marcus Elwell

According to the latest unemployment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Oklahoma City MSA had an unemployment rate of just 2.9% for July. This represents the 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the country for metros with more than 1 million in population. Salt Lake City edged out Oklahoma City for the top spot with a rate of 2.8%.

This also represents a solid decrease from June’s rate of 3.7%. The news was also good statewide as all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties saw a lower rate than this time last year. Overall, Oklahoma had a rate of 3.5% The national rate was 5.4%.

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