Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Drop

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 5,693 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 4,102 fewer than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.

State residents also filed 62,051 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, which was 87 more than the previous week.

Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 1,138 have been flagged for more stringent identity verification to ensure they are not fraudulent.

In December, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.7%. The national unemployment rate was also 3.7%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in December was 61.9%. The national labor force participation rate was 62.5%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.