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Economic Research & Analysis
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FOR RELEASE: August 1, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - June 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
County unemployment rates up across state in June
Latimer County claimed Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 8.9 percent in June 2012.
LeFlore County reported the second highest rate, and Sequoyah County rounded out the three highest rates
for the month. Dewey County provided the state’s lowest county rate for June. All Oklahoma counties except
Tillman County (no change) posted rate increases over the month.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
JUNE 2012 Unemp.
rate JUNE 2012 Unemp.
Latimer County 8.9% Dewey County 2.6%
LeFlore County 8.8% Beaver County 2.7%
Sequoyah County 8.6% Ellis County 2.7%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Beckham County 2.8%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – June 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above