Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 6,264 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 906 more than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.

State residents also filed 58,182 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of Feb. 11-17, which was 520 fewer than the previous week.

Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 1,324 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.