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Unemployment claims in Oklahoma fell last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Oklahoma fell last week compared to the week before, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

New unemployment claims, a measure of layoffs, fell to 1,103 in the week ending Feb. 24, down from 3,089 the week before, the Labor Department said.

U.S. unemployment claims rose to 215,000 last week, an increase of 13,000 claims from 202,000 the week before on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Rhode Island saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims increasing 252.7%. Oklahoma, meanwhile, saw the largest percentage decline in new claims, with claims falling 64.3%.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites nationwide, generated from data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment insurance claims report.

This article originally appeared on Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: Unemployment claims in Oklahoma declined last week

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