Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Decline

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 6,948 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 1,510 fewer than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.

State residents also filed 35,119 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of Sept. 24-30, which was 1,510 more than the previous week.

Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 3,369 have been flagged for more stringent identity verification to ensure they are not fraudulent.

In August, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.4%. The national unemployment rate was 3.8%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in August was 62.1%. The national labor force participation rate was 62.8%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.