Ohio Jobless Claims Decline, Unemployment Payments Near $6B

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ohioans filed 27,937 new jobless claims for the week ended July 25, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. That's down from 30,138 the week prior and 246,278 fewer than the peak earlier this year. Continued jobless claims decreased as well to 423,452, which is 352,850 fewer than the peak. However, payments in unemployment compensation continues to add up, with the ODJFS distributing more than $5.7 billion payments to more than 764,000 Ohioans over th

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