Tulsa metro's jobless rate falls in November
BY LAURIE WINSLOW World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Tulsa metro’s jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent in November, according to data released Tuesday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
November’s rate was down from 5.6 percent in October and below the 6.7 percent recorded a year ago at the same time.
Oklahoma City and Lawton — the state’s other two metros — also saw their rates drop to 4.5 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.
Oklahoma City’s rate was the lowest among the nation’s 49 largest metros.
Nationwide, unemployment rates were lower than a year earlier in 322 of the 372 metros, higher in 36 areas and unchanged in 14.
Yuma, Ariz., recorded the highest unemployment rate at 27.5 percent, while Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest at 2.6 percent, according to the BLS.