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Economic Research & Analysis
…Bringing Oklahoma’s Labor Market to Life!
FOR RELEASE: August 29, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - July 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Unemployment rates down for many Oklahoma counties in July
LeFlore County’s unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July, making it Oklahoma’s highest county rate
for the month. Sequoyah County provided the second highest rate, and Latimer County rounded out the three
highest rates for the month. Dewey County contributed the state’s lowest county rate in July. Only six of
Oklahoma’s 77 counties posted unemployment rate increases over the month.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
JULY 2012 Unemp.
rate JULY 2012 Unemp.
LeFlore County 10.1% Dewey County 2.4%
Sequoyah County 9.2% Ellis County 2.5%
Latimer County 8.7% Beaver County 2.6%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Beckham County 2.6%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – July 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above