Ohio Jobless Claims Fall Sharply, Continued Claims Rise
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New jobless claims filed by Ohioans during the week ended July 16 fell by more than 3,000 claims compared to the previous week. At the same time, continued unemployment claims rose, according to data released this morning from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Ohioans filed 11,113 new traditional unemployment claims last week, a decrease of 3,611 claims filed the previous week.
Continued jobless claims stood at 38,409,053 for the week, an increase of 3,332 claims, ODJFS said.
Ohio’s unemployment rate in May was 3.9% compared to the national unemployment rate of 3.6%.
Ohio’s labor force participation rate in May was 62%, while the national labor force participation rate for the month stood at 62.3%.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.