Southwest Oklahoma Labor Force

Beckham County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 8,643 8,856 8,913 9,282 9,396 9,664 10,459 11,731 12,513 12,305
Employment 8,366 8,576 8,530 8,927 9,086 9,363 10,174 11,451 12,230 11,582
Unemployment 277 280 383 355 310 301 285 280 283 723
Unemployment Rate 3.2 3.2 4.3 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.3 5.9

 

Caddo County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 8,643 8,856 8,913 9,282 9,396 12,093 11,804 12,057 12,512 12,883
Employment 8,366 8,576 8,530 8,927 9,086 11,409 11,136 11,467 12,014 12,091
Unemployment 277 280 383 355 310 684 668 590 498 792
Unemployment Rate 3.2 3.2 4.3 3.8 3.3 5.7 5.7 4.9 4 6.1

 

Comanche County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 43,323 42,541 44,020 45,347 45,725 45,331 45,604 45,343 46,026 47,861
Employment 41,736 40,888 42,176 43,357 43,713 43,273 43,683 43,404 44,310 45,368
Unemployment 1,587 1,653 1,844 1,990 2,012 2,058 1,921 1,939 1,716 2,493
Unemployment Rate 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.2 4.3 3.7 5.2

 

Cotton County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 2,867 2,806 2,796 3,088 3,238 3,305 3,344 4,005 3,905 3,413
Employment 2,774 2,707 2,673 2,946 3,106 3,181 3,234 3,900 3,798 3,254
Unemployment 93 99 123 142 132 124 110 105 107 159
Unemployment Rate 3.2 3.5 4.4 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.3 2.6 2.7 4.7

 

Custer County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 13,261 13,155 12,895 13,163 13,386 13,479 13,834 14,652 14,797 15,466
Employment 12,929 12,748 12,439 12,673 12,941 13,042 13,408 14,213 14,412 14,753
Unemployment 332 407 456 490 445 437 426 439 385 713
Unemployment Rate 2.5 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.1 3 2.6 4.6

 

Greer County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 2,269 2,285 2,263 2,318 2,212 2,085 2,082 2,021 2,044 2,104
Employment 2,178 2,186 2,145 2,157 2,069 1,966 1,979 1,924 1,957 1,941
Unemployment 91 99 118 161 143 119 103 97 87 163
Unemployment Rate 4 4.3 5.2 6.9 6.5 5.7 4.9 4.8 4.3 7.7

 

Harmon County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 1,436 1,435 1,418 1,446 1,427 1,361 1,438 1,352 1,337 1,383
Employment 1,396 1,386 1,357 1,387 1,376 1,308 1,386 1,306 1,293 1,307
Unemployment 40 49 61 59 51 53 52 46 44 76
Unemployment Rate 2.8 3.4 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.3 5.5

 

Jackson County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 11,909 11,993 12,078 12,688 12,506 12,240 12,532 12,709 12,394 12,305
Employment 11,547 11,605 11,633 12,204 12,017 11,760 12,104 12,284 12,008 11,684
Unemployment 362 388 445 484 498 480 428 425 386 621
Unemployment Rate 3 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.1 5

 

Jefferson County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 2,837 2,628 2,489 2,497 2,417 2,249 2,358 2,377 2,405 2,531
Employment 2,734 2,516 2,338 2,335 2,272 2,131 2,253 2,262 2,305 2,315
Unemployment 103 112 151 162 145 118 105 115 100 216
Unemployment Rate 3.6 4.3 6.1 6.5 6 5.2 4.5 4.8 4.2 8.5

 

Kiowa County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 4,600 4,559 4,557 4,501 4,298 4,058 3,943 4,002 4,048 4,158
Employment 4,470 4,409 4,380 4,277 4,096 3,869 3,753 3,829 3,898 3,892
Unemployment 130 150 177 224 202 189 190 173 150 266
Unemployment Rate 2.8 3.3 3.9 5 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.3 3.7 6.4

 

Roger Mills County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 1,831 1,814 1,824 1,957 1,876 1,832 1,800 1,888 1,948 1,961
Employment 1,786 1,771 1,764 1,903 1,824 1,780 1,751 1,837 1,904 1,871
Unemployment 45 43 60 54 52 52 49 51 44 90
Unemployment Rate 2.5 2.4 3.3 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.3 4.6

 

Stephens County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 19,306 19,413 19,405 19,728 19,423 20,041 20,975 21,782 22,263 22,344
Employment 18,653 18,717 18,441 18,705 18,514 19,231 20,226 21,001 21,512 20,671
Unemployment 653 696 964 1,023 909 810 749 781 751 1,673
Unemployment Rate 3.4 3.6 5 5.2 4.7 4 3.6 3.6 3.4 7.5

 

Tillman County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 3,803 3,689 3,797 3,782 3,617 3,486 3,504 3,491 3,530 3,592
Employment 3,679 3,546 3,636 3,606 3,445 3,316 3,350 3,331 3,389 3,336
Unemployment 124 152 161 176 172 170 154 160 141 256
Unemployment Rate 3.3 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.6 4 7.1

 

Washita County
Year2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Labor Force 5,561 5,892 5,763 5,901 5,815 5,791 5,827 6,018 6,157 6,395
Employment 5,412 5,723 5,551 5,678 5,617 5,595 5,632 5,839 5,995 6,037
Unemployment 149 169 212 223 198 196 195 179 162 358
Unemployment Rate 2.7 2.9 3.7 3.8 3.4 3.4 3.3 3 2.6 5.6