Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Jobless Claims Tick Up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New jobless claims filed by Ohioans during the week ended October 22 rose compared to the previous week. At the same time, continued unemployment claims ticked up, according to data released this morning from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Ohioans filed 6,396 new traditional unemployment claims last week, an increase of 442 claims filed the previous week. 

Continued jobless claims stood at 28,421 for the week, an increase of 427 claims, ODJFS said.

Ohio’s unemployment rate in September was 4% compared to the national unemployment rate of 3.5%. 

Ohio’s labor force participation rate in September was 61.7%, while the national labor force participation rate for the month stood at 62.3%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.