Unemployment ticks up slightly in OKC

Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 5 percent in January, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
by Brianna Bailey Published: March 21, 2014
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Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 5 percent in January, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Unemployment in Oklahoma City remained among the lowest in the nation in January. Austin, Texas, had the lowest rate among large metropolitan areas at 4.7 percent in January.

Out of 49 metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, Providence, R.I., had the highest unemployment rate in January at 10.3 percent.

Unemployment rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 367 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 3 areas, and unchanged in 2 areas, according to the Labor Department. Thirty areas had jobless rates of at least 10 percent and 41 areas had rates of less than 5 percent.


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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