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“Many in Oklahoma May Soon be Unable to File for Emergency Unemployment”

Because of the state’s improving unemployment rate, many Oklahomans won’t be able to file new claims for certain federal emergency unemployment compensation.

To offer EUC Tier 3 benefits, a state must have a running three-month average seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.0 percent or higher, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Monday. Oklahoma’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent rate in March, which pushed the state’s three-month average below the 6.0 percent threshold, triggering the end of the program in the state.

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