- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:14
Only 2.7 percent of the Roger Mills County workforce were out of a job in February, according to state records.
That means that for 12 straight months, Roger Mills has held the top spot when it comes to unemployment, according to data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.
Western Oklahoma has some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Counties in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma fare the worst. Sequoyah County, who has had the highest unemployment rate before, found 11.4 percent of its work-ready population without a job.
That's an increase from 10.4 percent in January.
The next three counties with a low unemployment rate are also in western Oklahoma, near Beckham County, which was No. 5 at a steady 3.3 percent unemployed.
According to the OESC, Dewey and Ellis Counties were at 2.8 percent, while Beaver County clocked a 3.2 percent unemployment rate.
Tulsa County came in at 6.7 percent unemployed, while Oklahoma County was at 6.3 percent.