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Economic Research & Analysis
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FOR RELEASE: June 27, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - May 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
County unemployment rates increase in May
In May, LeFlore County reported Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 8.5 percent. Latimer
County and Sequoyah County rounded out the three highest rates for the month. Dewey, Ellis and Roger
Mills counties recorded a three-way tie for the state’s lowest county rate. All Oklahoma counties except
Okmulgee County, which registered no change, saw their unemployment rates increase over the month.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
MAY 2012 Unemp.
rate MAY 2012 Unemp.
LeFlore County 8.5% Dewey County 2.3%
Latimer County 8.2% Ellis County 2.3%
Sequoyah County 8.0% Roger Mills County 2.3%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Beaver County 2.4%
Beckham County 2.6%
Harper County 2.6%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – May 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above