These Are The 10 Cities In Oklahoma With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Oklahoma with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Oklahoma for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Sooner State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Jenks(Jobs)
  2. Yukon(Jobs)
  3. Edmond(Jobs)
  4. Elk City(Jobs)
  5. Bixby(Jobs)
  6. Woodward(Jobs)
  7. Mustang(Jobs)
  8. Weatherford(Jobs)
  9. Guymon(Jobs)
  10. Owasso(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Jenks takes the cake as the place in Oklahoma with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Oklahoma that have the most robust job force.

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How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Oklahoma’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 43 places in Oklahoma.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 43 with one being the “most employed city in Oklahoma”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

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1. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,312
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Jenks comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 3.5 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Yukon

Yukon, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,127
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Yukon doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 85,084
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is Edmond, earning the bronze medal with a score of 3.9 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Elk City

Elk City, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,198
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Elk City. With a population of 12198 residents, Elk City is a solid place to move in Oklahoma if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Bixby

Bixby, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,480
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Bixby. Numbering around 22480 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 4.0%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Woodward

Woodward, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,389
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
The city of Woodward is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Mustang

Mustang, Oklahoma

Source: Flickr

Population: 18,575
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Mustang. With a unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Weatherford

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,410
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Coming in at #8, Weatherford has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Oklahoma’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Guymon


Population: 11,921
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Guymon, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Owasso

Owasso, Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,738
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Owasso, Oklahoma. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 43.

Owasso’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Oklahoma

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit www.zippia.com to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Oklahoma with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Okmulgee
  2. Tahlequah
  3. Lawton

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Oklahoma

City Rank Unemployment
Jenks 1 3.5%
Yukon 2 3.8%
Edmond 3 3.9%
Elk City 4 4.0%
Bixby 5 4.0%
Woodward 6 4.0%
Mustang 7 4.3%
Weatherford 8 4.4%
Guymon 9 4.5%
Owasso 10 4.6%
Choctaw 11 4.7%
Moore 12 4.8%
Norman 13 5.1%
Bartlesville 14 5.1%
Sand Springs 15 5.2%
Sapulpa 16 5.4%
Broken Arrow 17 5.7%
Chickasha 18 5.7%
Enid 19 5.9%
Oklahoma City 20 6.0%
Midwest City 21 6.2%
Warr Acres 22 6.5%
Bethany 23 6.7%
Ada 24 6.7%
Stillwater 25 6.8%
Mcalester 26 6.8%
Ardmore 27 6.8%
El Reno 28 6.8%
Glenpool 29 7.0%
Tulsa 30 7.1%
Claremore 31 7.3%
Guthrie 32 7.4%
Duncan 33 7.4%
Shawnee 34 7.6%
Del City 35 7.7%
Muskogee 36 8.0%
Durant 37 8.0%
Ponca City 38 8.2%
Miami 39 8.3%
Altus 40 9.1%
Lawton 41 9.3%
Tahlequah 42 10.4%
Okmulgee 43 15.9%