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Oklahoma City Posts Lowest Jobless Rate

May 30 2012

Oklahoma City recorded the lowest jobless rate in April among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The jobless rate in Oklahoma City was 4.0 percent.

Recording the highest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in April was the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California at 11.7 percent. It was followed by Las Vegas at 11.6 percent.

Among U.S. metropolitan areas of all sizes, El Centro, Calif., posted the highest unemployment rate at 26.8 percent in April. Yuma, Ariz., posted the second-highest at 26.0 percent. The remaining eight areas with jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent in April were located in California.

Bismarck, N.D., recorded the lowest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas of all sizes at 2.8 percent. It was followed by the Lincoln, Neb., and Fargo, N.D.-Minn., areas, at 3.3 percent each.

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