Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oklahoma City Jobless Rate The Lowest

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the December unemployment rates. Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more Oklahoma City had the lowest jobless rate in the country at 6.0 percent.

Unemployment rates were higher in December than a year earlier in 371 of the 372 metropolitan areas and lower in 1 area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nineteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, while 10 areas registered rates below 5.0 percent. The national unemployment rate in December was 9.7 percent, not seasonally adjusted, up from 7.1 percent a year earlier.
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