“This is still a good month in terms of job creation in Oklahoma City,” Gray said.
Oklahoma saw its unemployment numbers decline across all 77 counties in November, according to state data.
After Oklahoma City, the next-lowest rate among metro areas of 1 million people or larger was New Orleans, with a jobless rate of 4.7 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.
The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., metro area had the highest unemployment rate among large cities, at 11.3 percent.
Nation sees progress
Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 322 of the 372 metropolitan areas, the bureau said.
Four areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 52 areas registered rates of less than 5 percent.