County unemployment rates increased in Oklahoma in June, according to data released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and vary across the state.
Roger Mills County claimed Oklahoma’s lowest county unemployment rate in June at 2.6 percent and Latimer County reported the state’s highest county unemployment rate in June at 9.2 percent.
Nearly six times as many people—395--were seeking and unable to find employment in Latimer County than in Rogers Mills County--70.
Latimer County is of one of several southeast Oklahoma counties which typically dominate the state’s top 10 with the highest unemployment rate. Simultaneously, one-half of the state’s counties with the highest unemployment rates also have labor forces under 10,000 people.