Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Posts Drop in Initial Jobless Claims; Pa. Reports Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Initial jobless claims for Ohio dropped for the week ended April 9,  the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services reported Thursday.

Ohioans filed 13,788 new jobless claims last week, down from 17,662 the week that ended April 2, ending two weeks of increases. Traditional unemployment claims over the past eight weeks have averaged 13,661 per week.

Continued unemployment claims rose to 50,520 for the week ended April 9. That was up from 47,318 the week before, ending a five-week decline. The eight-week average for claims is 53,159.

The state reported 64,308 total claims, down modestly from the 64,980 total claims the week before.  

Initial jobless claims spiked in Pennsylvania for the week that ended April 2, according to the most recent data reported by its Center for Workforce Information & Analysis. Pennsylvanians filed 9,288 new claims, up from the 7,519 filed the week ending March 26.

Continued claims in Pennsylvania as of April 2 totaled 84,344, down from 87,409 the week before.

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