Oklahoma City again posts best jobless rate among large U.S. cities

Unemployment down in most Oklahoma counties, official reports.

BY DON MECOY Modified: August 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm •  Published: August 30, 2012
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Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate, already the lowest among the nation’s large cities, fell to 4.8 percent in July.

The metro-area jobless rate declined 0.2 percentage points from 5 percent in June, according to figures issued Wednesday by the U.S. Labor Department. It was the sixth consecutive month the Oklahoma City metro area has had the lowest rate among the largest 49 cities in the country.

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