Forbes: Oklahoma City 10th Best Big City for Jobs

  • Joe Wertz

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Oklahoma City ranked No. 10 in Forbes‘ Best Big Cities for Jobs ranking, a list led by Austin, Houston, Fort Worth and other energy-rich economies in Texas.

OKC was No. 22 on the magazine’s list in 2011.

Overall, OKC had a 1.7 percent year-to-year employment growth, and ranked No. 48 among all cities on Forbes’ 2012 list, which ranked growth and momentum of metropolitan areas based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Lawton fell to No. 274 on the magazine’s Best Small Cities List — it was No. 20 in 2011.

Budget constraints have also hurt military towns, which previously had been largely immune to the recession, Forbes reports.