Tulsa metro's jobless rate dips again
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
10/30/12 at 10:24 AM
The Tulsa metro’s unemployment rate moved lower again as it dipped to 5.3 percent in September, according to data released Tuesday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
September’s rate dropped from 5.4 percent in August. A year ago at the same time the metro had a 6.8 percent jobless rate.
Oklahoma City’s 4.6 percent rate for the month was the lowest among the nation’s 49 largest metros with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, according to the BLS.
Nationwide, Yuma, Ariz., recorded the highest unemployment rate at 29.7 percent while Bismarck, N.D., registered the lowest rate at 2.2 percent.
Aerial of Tulsa skyline back in June. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World File