COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans filed 12,953 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 2,913 fewer than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
Ohioans filed 190,434 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 5,229 fewer than the previous week.
A total of 3,274 initial Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims were filed by Ohio residents last week, which was 319 fewer than the previous week.
Ohioans filed 245,007 continued PUA claims last week, which was 6,912 fewer than the previous week.
The total number of claims filed June 13-19 was 451,668. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in May was 59.9%.
Ohio’s unemployment rate in May was 5%; the national rate in May was 5.8%.
Over the last 66 weeks, ODJFS has distributed over $12 billion in unemployment compensation payments to over 1 million Ohioans. In addition, ODJFS has issued over $10.7 billion in PUA payments to over 1.1 million Ohioans.