OKC VeloCity | Oklahoma City boasts seventh lowest unemployment rate among major metros

Oklahoma City boasts seventh lowest unemployment rate among major metros

By Marcus Elwell / Economy / February 8, 2019

Although the Oklahoma City MSA saw a slight increase in the unemployment rate for December, the metro still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States. The unemployment rate for December was 2.8 percent. This is a small increase from 2.6 percent in November, the lowest unemployment rate for the metro in nearly two decades.

Oklahoma City ranked No. 7 among lowest unemployment rates of metros with more than 1 million in population. Statewide the unemployment rate was down in 76 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties when compared to the previous year. The unemployment rate for Oklahoma was 3.2 percent for December. The national rate also saw a slight increase from 3.7 to 3.9 percent.

You can read more about December’s data here.

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