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Oklahoma City Posts Lowest Jobless Rate

June 27 2012

Oklahoma City recorded the lowest jobless rate in May 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 4.5 percent.

Recording the highest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in May were the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California and Las Vegas at 11.8 percent each.

Among U.S. metropolitan areas of all sizes, Yuma, Ariz., posted the highest unemployment rate at 28.9 percent in May. El Centro, Calif., posted the second-highest at 26.8 percent.

Bismarck, N.D., recorded the lowest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas of all sizes in May at 2.5 percent. It was followed by Fargo, N.D.-Minn., at 3.0 percent.

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