Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City post lowest jobless rates in September

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November 03, 2021

Salt Lake City posted the lowest jobless rate among large, US metro areas in September with an unemployment rate of 1.7%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oklahoma City followed at 1.9%.

The highest unemployment rate among large metros in September was in California’s Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area and in the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise area in Nevada, both at 7.4%. However, the Las Vegas area also posted the biggest year-over-year decline among large US metro areas — down 8.0 percentage points.

All 51 large US metro areas posted year-over-year decreases in their jobless rates.

Among metro areas of all sizes, the Logan area in Utah and Idaho posted the lowest rate at 1.2%, followed closely by Lincoln, Nebraska, at 1.3%. The highest rate was in El Centro, California, at 18.1%.

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