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Unemployment claims decline again

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) continues to report a decline in continued and initial unemployment claims with the continued claims four-week moving average dropping for the 29th consecutive week.

“This week we saw continued claims decrease for the 29th consecutive week, which is promising moving into 2021,” said Shelley Zumwalt, OESC Executive Director. “With seasonal work coming to a close, we did see a slight increase in initial claims, and we will continue to monitor overall trends, with a focus on doing everything we can to make sure that claimants, new and existing, receive the benefits they need.”

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