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Economic Research & Analysis
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FOR RELEASE: March 23, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - January 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Latimer County claims January’s highest county unemployment
In January 2012, Latimer County posted Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 11.3 percent.
Hughes County held the state’s second highest county rate, and Sequoyah County provided the third highest
rate. Roger Mills County opened the year with Oklahoma’s lowest county rate.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
JANUARY 2012 Unemp.
rate JANUARY 2012 Unemp.
Latimer County 11.3% Roger Mills County 2.8%
Hughes County 10.6% Dewey County 3.0%
Sequoyah County 10.4% Ellis County 3.0%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Beaver County 3.2%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – January 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above