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Economic Research & Analysis
…Bringing Oklahoma’s Labor Market to Life!
FOR RELEASE: May 2, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - March 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Despite improvement, Sequoyah County retains Oklahoma’s
highest county unemployment rate for March
At 9.0 percent, Sequoyah County held onto the state’s highest county unemployment rate for March 2012.
Latimer County followed closely behind, and LeFlore County rounded out the three highest county rates for
the month. Roger Mills County again claimed Oklahoma’s lowest county rate. All 77 Oklahoma counties
reported unemployment rate decreases over the month.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
MARCH 2012 Unemp.
rate MARCH 2012 Unemp.
Sequoyah County 9.0% Roger Mills County 1.9%
Latimer County 8.9% Dewey County 2.1%
LeFlore County 8.1% Ellis County 2.1%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Beaver County 2.3%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – March 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above