OKlahoma City - tops in the lowest unemployment rate in the country

Real Estate Agent with Coral Shores Realty, 1119 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-610-4186 3245926

The US Labor Department has reported the top cities ending in 2009 with the lowest unemployment rates of cities with over 1 million population in the Metro area. The top six cities are:

  1. Oklahoma City         6%
  2. Washington DC        6.2%
  3. New Orleans             6.8%
  4. San Antonio             6.8% 
  5. Austin                     6.9%
  6. Virginia Beach          6.9%

The cities with the highest rates were Detroit at 16.9% and Riverside, CA at 16.0%. There were 17 additional cities with unemployment rates of 10.0% or greater.

I would think this is good news for Oklahoma City real estate as we head into the new year.

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This information is provided to help educate anyone interested in the NW Oklahoma City metro area market.

Please call if you have any questions related to real estate services. I will be happy to try and answer any questions.

Tom Hall

Allied Inc., Realtors - Oklahoma City - 405-812-4886 


Comments (2)

Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Notice how they are all Southern cities, except for D.C., which has politics going for it. There's something about we Southern folks....

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Feb 06, 2010 09:28 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

6% is still too much, but some cities would have a day long celebration for this number.

Feb 27, 2010 01:53 AM