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Oklahoma initial weekly, continuing jobless claims decline

 

September 11, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Claims for unemployment benefits in Oklahoma are declining after reaching record levels during the coronavirus pandemic, the state Employment Security Commission reported Thursday.

First-time weekly claims for the week ending Sept. 5 totaled of 5,241, and continuing claims numbered 103,903, down from 6,019 initial claims and 119,571 continuing claims from a week earlier, according to the commission.

The OESC reported a record 93,885 initial claims in early May and more than 182,000 continuing claims in late June as the state reopened following Gov. Kevin Stitt's shutd...



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