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Oklahoma jobless rate drops; new stipend to be available


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Friday reported a drop in the state's jobless rate in May, even as the numbers of initial unemployment claims and the moving average of initial claims rise.

The May unemployment rate of 4% is down from 4.3% in April while initial claims for the week ending June 12 increased by 1,680 to 10,614. The four-week moving average of initial claims rose by 493 to 10,158, according to the report released Thursday.

The four-week moving average for continued claims in the state rose by 353 to 34,404.

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