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Economic Research & Analysis
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FOR RELEASE: January 8, 2013
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - November 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Unemployment rates down for all Oklahoma counties in
LeFlore County again claimed Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate (8.9 percent) in November
2012. Latimer County retained the second highest rate, and McCurtain County provided the third highest
county rate for the month. Dewey and Ellis counties tied for Oklahoma’s lowest county unemployment rate of
2.2 percent for November. Over the month, county unemployment rates fell in all 77 Oklahoma counties.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
NOVEMBER 2012 Unemp.
rate NOVEMBER 2012 Unemp.
LeFlore County 8.9% Dewey County 2.2%
Latimer County 8.5% Ellis County 2.2%
McCurtain County 8.0% Beaver County 2.4%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Roger Mills County 2.4%
Woodward County 2.5%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – November 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above