The total was 371 more than the revised total of 931 that filed initial claims the week prior.
The latest continued claims data is subject to revision, but for now the total is the second-lowest since at least 1987, according to records.
Due to continued fluctuations in weekly numbers, state officials are watching longer-term unemployment trends closely.
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Prices rose more slowly in the Northeast in July than the rest of the nation, helped by slowing housing costs, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday. The Labor Department reported the consumer-price index rose 8.5% in July from the same month a year ago, down from 9.1% in June, which marked the fastest inflationary pace since November 1981. In the Northeast, prices rose 7.3% in July, ...
State unemployment claims increased nearly 30% last week from the prior seven-day period, according to a government report.
“Oklahoma’s unemployment numbers remain steady through seasonal shifts, with more individuals participating in the state workforce," OESC Director Shelley Zumwalt said.
The total is 33.9% fewer than the 2,235 who sought first-time benefits the week ending April 30, according to revised figures.
Initial state jobless claims increased slightly last week while continued claims hit a historic low, according to a government report.
First-time jobless claims in the state declined by more than one-third last week, when compared to adjusted figures from the prior week, according to a government report.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits declined nearly 18% last week, when compared to prior week state totals, according to a government report.
Oklahoma was third in the nation among states in the largest increase in claims for the week ending March 19. The initial claims increase is consistent with historical trends, OESC says.
The four-week moving average of initial claims declined from 1,920 to 1,727, the third consecutive week for declining numbers and its lowest since the beginning of the pandemic nearly two years ago.