Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
5:40 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

July Numbers Point To Slight Unemployment Increase

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The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reports a slight increase in the unemployment rate in Oklahoma.

The commission said Monday that unemployment rose to 4.6 percent in July — up from 4.5 percent in June. The national unemployment rate for the month stood at 6.2 percent.

Four of the nine major industry sectors posted decreases in jobs in July and four saw an increase while the government sector was unchanged.

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Education
10:06 am
Sun August 10, 2014

Higher Ed, OESC Data Link Shows Graduates’ Employment Information

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A project linking student data from the Regents for Higher Education and employment information from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission allows officials to see how degree earners enter and move through the workforce, along with their pay as they enter and work their way up the career ladder.

Regents for Higher Education Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development Tony Hutchison described the data sharing system at a recent meeting of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

Oklahoma is one of 33 states in which higher education officials have access to data elements from the state labor/workforce agency, Hutchison said.

From the data, the regents produce the Employment Outcomes Report, which analyzes employment data for graduates of Oklahoma public colleges and universities one year and five years after graduation. 

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Oklahoma Politics
9:33 am
Wed January 8, 2014

OESC Seeks Domestic Abuse Employment Changes In Legislative Session

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will ask lawmakers to consider a number of changes to its statutes during the upcoming legislative session, commission members were told Tuesday.

Among those changes, John Miley, OESC general counsel, told the commissioners will be an amendment that allows victims of domestic violence who have been forced to leave their jobs and apply for unemployment benefits to provide evidence, particularly testimony, rather than documentation in appeals before hearing officers.

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Business and Economy
10:12 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Unemployment Rate Climbs in All 77 Oklahoma Counties

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Oklahoma labor officials say the state's unemployment rate rose in every one of its 77 counties in May, a trend they say is not uncommon for the month.

Figures released on Tuesday show Sequoyah County in southeast Oklahoma had the highest unemployment rate of 9 percent in May, up from 8.2 percent in April. The lowest unemployment rate was in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma at 2.2 percent, which was an increase from 1.8 percent in April.

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