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Economic Research & Analysis
…Bringing Oklahoma’s Labor Market to Life!
FOR RELEASE: October 30, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - September 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Unemployment rates for many Oklahoma counties improved in
LeFlore County recorded Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 9.9 percent in September 2012.
Latimer County held the second highest rate, and McCurtain and Sequoyah counties tied for the third
highest county rate over the month. The state’s lowest county rate for September was reported in Dewey
County. Over the month, the unemployment rates for 55 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties dropped or remained the
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
SEPTEMBER 2012 Unemp.
rate SEPTEMBER 2012 Unemp.
LeFlore County 9.9% Dewey County 2.3%
Latimer County 8.7% Ellis County 2.4%
McCurtain County 8.3% Beaver County 2.5%
Sequoyah County 8.3% * Non-seasonally adjusted
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – September 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above