Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Down Slightly
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 5,817 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 267 fewer than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.
State residents also filed 36,188 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of Oct. 8-14, which was 851 more than the previous week.
Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 1,929 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.