As the price of goods and services continue to skyrocket across the Sooner State, the outlook in the job market doesn't look that bad at all when compared to other states.

That being said, some communities across Oklahoma are still experiencing higher-than-average employment shortages.

People don't want to work.

That's the talking point I hear most often from the older generations--Boomers and Gen-X, but that's not always accurate.

People don't want to work for little pay. Living is expensive and people naturally want the best jobs, and they'll do whatever they have to do to get those jobs.

Do some people want money for nothing?

Sure, but is that representative of all unemployed people? Realistically, probably not.

Here are our Oklahoma counties ranked by unemployment rates.

LOOK: Counties With the Highest Unemployment in Oklahoma

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment in Oklahoma using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Counties are ranked by unemployment rate in November 2023.

20 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma

Contrary to popular belief, Oklahoma is growing. People are seeking a more affordable life, less big city, more room to grow, and the Sooner State fits that bill better than you think.

Our slow and steady growth year-over-year has gotten enough national attention to garner all sorts of new studies in the state, including this one.

Here are the 20 worst places to live in Oklahoma based on cost of living, crime rates, poverty stats, low wage issues, and more.

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Notorious Oklahoma Speed Traps to Avoid

From the random single towns in certain areas to the unrelenting ticketing smorgasbord that is US-69, here is a rundown of the worst Oklahoma speed traps you'll want to avoid in your travels.

Keep in mind that this isn't every speed trap in Oklahoma. 55% of all Oklahoma towns generate at least 10% of their municipal revenue... These are just the overachievers.

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