Recent economic data shows a strong OKC

Friday, July 17, 2015

Recently, Glassdoor named Oklahoma City as one of the cities in the U.S. that have recovered most from the recession -- ranking it 10th, to be exact.

To determine the rankings, Glassdoor looked at how much the local unemployment rate has fallen (down 2.4 percent) since the end of the recession in 2009, as well as how much employment has grown (up 19 percent) and how much the average hourly wage (up 14 percent) in the city has increased. (Rounding out the top 10 were Midland and Odessa, Texas; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.; Greeley, Colo.; Provo-Orem, Utah; Laredo, Texas; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas; Ames, Iowa; and Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C. and S.C.)

Economic news like this surfaces often about the Greater Oklahoma City region -- eighth-best city to find a job in 2015, according to Fortune; 10th fastest-growing economy, as reported by the Wall Street Journal recently; 15th in home-price appreciation, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency; one of the cities with the shortest commute times; etc. These are some of the good reports about Oklahoma City from just this summer 2015. Even our state financial health is strong -- No. 9 out of 50 states, according to the Mercatus Center. Stay up to date with more online here and here.

But  you can find out even more data about this region on the Chamber's website, at