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Economic Research & Analysis
…Bringing Oklahoma’s Labor Market to Life!
FOR RELEASE: May 30, 2012
OKLAHOMA EMPLOYMENT REPORT - April 2012
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county information
Nearly all county unemployment rates down in April
LeFlore County posted Oklahoma’s highest county unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in April 2012.
Latimer County recorded the second highest rate, and Sequoyah County rounded out the three highest rates
for the month. Ellis and Roger Mills counties tied for the state’s lowest county rate. LeFlore County reported
April’s only unemployment rate increase, while rates in all other Oklahoma counties dropped over the month.
Highest county unemployment rates* Lowest county unemployment rates*
APRIL 2012 Unemp.
rate APRIL 2012 Unemp.
LeFlore County 8.5% Ellis County 1.8%
Latimer County 8.1% Roger Mills County 1.8%
Sequoyah County 7.7% Beaver County 2.0%
* Non-seasonally adjusted Dewey County 2.0%
Beckham County 2.1%
Harper County 2.1%
* Non-seasonally adjusted
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES by COUNTY – April 2012
0.0% to 5.0%
5.1% to 8.0%
8.1% and above