OKC metro sees lowest unemployment in more than 30 years

Published Friday, November 12, 2021
by Marcus Elwell

For September, the Oklahoma City MSA had an unemployment rate of just 1.9%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.9% is the lowest unemployment rate experienced by the Oklahoma City metro in the more than 30 years of recorded data currently displayed on its website (1990 to 2021).

This represents a sizeable decrease in unemployment from August’s 2.7% rate. In August, OKC had the lowest unemployment rate in the country for metros with more than 1 million in population. September’s rate of 1.9% was second in the country trailing only Salt Lake City (1.7%).

STATEWIDE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 3% WHILE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE WAS 4.8%. FOR MORE EMPLOYMENT DATA CLICK HERE.

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