Ohio jobless drops nearly 5,000 for week


The most recent unemployment numbers for the State of Ohio.

The most recent unemployment numbers for the State of Ohio.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans filed 10,581 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 159 fewer than the previous week. the state’s residents filed 143,802 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 4,805 fewer than the previous week.

Ohioans filed 4,458 initial Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims last week, which was 995 more than the previous week.

Initial claims include claims that have been flagged for potential fraud. Of the 4,458 initial PUA claims filed last week, 1,364 have been flagged for potential fraud.

All initial unemployment applications are thoroughly reviewed before they are either approved for payment or denied.

Ohioans filed 194,627 continued PUA claims last week, which was 12,018 fewer than the previous week. The total number of claims filed from August 1-7 was 353,468.

Ohio’s unemployment rate in June was 5.2%. The national unemployment rate in June was 5.9%.

Ohio’s labor force participation rate in June was 60.2%. The national labor force participation rate in June was 61.5%.

Over the last 73 weeks, ODJFS has distributed over $12.4 billion in unemployment compensation payments to over 1 million Ohioans.

In addition, ODJFS has issued more than $11 billion in PUA payments to over 1.2 million Ohioans.

The most recent unemployment numbers for the State of Ohio.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/08/web1_ohio-jobless-graphic.jpgThe most recent unemployment numbers for the State of Ohio. ODJFS