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Oklahoma City posts nation's lowest unemployment rate

by Brianna Bailey Modified: May 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm •  Published: May 1, 2013

Oklahoma City once again boasted the lowest jobless rate in the nation last month, with a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, according to numbers released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The city's unemployment rate was down slightly from 4.9 percent in February. Unemployment has dropped slowly but steadily over the past three months.

Oklahoma City has consistently posted one of the lowest unemployment rates out of the country's 49largest metropolitan areas for the past two years.

Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a jobless rate of 7.6percent in March, not seasonally adjusted, down from 8.4percent a year earlier.

Statewide, Oklahoma posted a 5 percent unemployment rate for March, down from 5.4 percent in February.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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