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Oklahoma City Posts Lowest Jobless Rate

August 01 2012

Oklahoma City recorded the lowest jobless rate in June 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 5.0 percent.

Recording the highest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas in June were the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California and Las Vegas at 12.6 and 12.1 percent, respectively.

Among U.S. metropolitan areas of all sizes, El Centro, Calif., posted the highest unemployment rate at 28.2 percent in June. Yuma, Ariz., posted the second-highest at 27.9 percent.

Bismarck, N.D., recorded the lowest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas of all sizes in June at 2.8 percent. It was followed by Fargo, N.D.-Minn., at 3.5 percent.

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