OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reports a continued decline in continued and initial unemployment claims, with the continued claims four-week moving average declining for the 31st consecutive week.
“We are encouraged to see the drop in continued claims for the 31st consecutive week. There was a significant drop in continued claims from last week, but we do expect to see a correction in reporting from the U.S. Department of Labor that will increase claims but still show a decline,” said Shelley Zumwalt, OESC Executive Director. “Our staff has worked incredibly hard to help claimants in need. In less than a year since last March, we have paid out over $4 billion in benefits.”
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