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Jobless Rates In OKC Among Nation's Lowest

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Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Despite the nation's economic woes, jobless rates in the Oklahoma City metro area remain among the lowest in the country.

That's according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency reports Oklahoma City's 4.6% unemployment rate is ranked the lowest of the 49 metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more in the 2000 census.

The Labor Department reported yesterday the nation's unemployment rate climbed to 8.1% in February. The recession has claimed 4.4 million jobs, the report showed.

The Oklahoma City metropolitan statistical area, which includes Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan and McClain counties, bested the second-ranked 4.7% rate. That was for
the Washington, D.C.-Arlington, Va.-Alexandria, Va., area that also includes parts of Maryland and West Virginia.

The Oklahoma City metro area's jobless rate also changed the least from December 2007 to December 2008, rising 0.4% from a 4.2% rate.

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