OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – For the second month in a row, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced that the city still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
On Sunday, Mayor Holt announced that Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate is 1.9%, that’s the lowest rate in modern Oklahoma City history.
The only city with a lower rate is Salt Lake City, Utah.
“While this news remains an amazing confirmation of all that this community has done over the course of three decades, we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue to work every day to build a city that is attractive to job creators,” Holt posted on Facebook.
In September, US Bureau of Statistics and Labor reported that Oklahoma City had an unemployment rate of 1.9 percent.
Holt says the low unemployment rate can be attributed to Oklahoma City being one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.
NS US Census Bureau shows Oklahoma City’s estimated population on April 1, 2020 is 681,054. The city’s estimated population as of July 1, 2019 is 655,057. The one-year growth is substantial when compared to the mid-2010 increase, when the city had an estimated population of 580,462 in 2019.
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