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Oklahoma Unemployment Claims Report
Inial Claims Acvity ‐ Third Quarter 2012
An inial claim is the inial applicaon for unemployment insurance benefits. Tracking inial claims can
be helpful in determining layoff and general employment trends within a labor market. In Oklahoma,
25,735 total inial claims were filed during third quarter 2012.
Total inial claims for third quarter 2012 in Oklahoma decreased from July to September. The number
of total inial claims filed was 7,826 in July, 10,344 in August, and 7,565 in September. Third quarter
2012’s claims are
generally lower than
2010 and 2011 claims.
The number of inial
claims from July to
decreased from 7,826
to 7,565 respecvely.
Hopefully, the number
of claims will decrease
for fourth quarter 2012
and connue to be
lower than 2011 claims.
(Source: Oklahoma’s Mass
Layoff Statistics) Program)
The above chart shows total inial claims filed, by industry, for the third quarter of 2012. The
Administrave and Waste Services sector has the most inial claims with 3,392 claims. The
Manufacturing sector, with 3,241 claims, has the second highest number of inial claims. The third
highest number of inial claims is found in Health Care and Social Assistance with 3,028 claims.
(Source: Oklahoma’s Mass Layoff Statistics)
Mass Layoff Statistics Program - Third Quarter 2012
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Initial Claims Monthly Comparison