State: Oklahoma ready financially for unemployment claims

If you are about to seek unemployment insurance assistance from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, take comfort in knowing the state has one of the largest unemployment trust funds in the nation.

In fact, the trust fund is ranked as seventh-healthiest in the nation, noted Lisa Graven, the commission’s director of support.

Earlier this month, the trust fund held more than $1 billion. The most the commission has paid out of the fund during any 12-month period during the past 20 years is about half that amount.

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