Unemployment inches higher in Oklahoma City and many counties

Jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent in Oklahoma City, and also rose in most Oklahoma counties in October.
by Brianna Bailey Published: December 6, 2013

“I think a lot of it has to do with the shutdown and how unemployment was counted,” he said.

With an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, Minneapolis-St. Paul, bested Oklahoma City for lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas. The two metro areas were tied for the lowest rate for large cities in August, but the Twin Cities have beat Oklahoma City's unemployment rate for the past two months.

Minneapolis unseated Oklahoma City for the lowest unemployment rate in the nation for the first time in 13 months in May and continued to hold on to the No. 1 jobless rate in June.

The national unemployment rate for October, not seasonally adjusted, was 7 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier.

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 Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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