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Oklahoma unemployment declines as companies post more job opportunities

Posted at 3:36 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 08:34:02-04

TULSA, Okla. — Many are celebrating the holiday with barbecues, pool side fun, or sleeping in on their day off, but not everyone has a job to return to after Labor Day.

Although unemployment numbers are still high, the good news is they are on the decline. For the last ten weeks straight, new unemployment claims have dropped.

This means less Oklahomans are filing for benefits and are returning to work.

According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commissions latest job report, for the week of August 24 through August 29, a little over 5,000 new claims were filed. That's nearly 1,000 fewer claims than the week before.

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The total number of Oklahomans collecting unemployment is over 100,000, but that number is 13,000 less than the week before, proving that unemployment is on a steady decline.

Now, around $2.9 billion are going into the pockets of jobless Oklahoman's.

And if you don't have a job and aren't on unemployment you can still apply. CLICK HERE to apply.

If you're already on benefits, and struggling to find work, there are multiple places hiring across the state.

CLICK HERE for Indeed job listings requiring a degree.

CLICK HERE for job listings with large companies looking to hire for multiple positions.

Amazon has a long list of jobs, opened just this week. For those links click here.

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