Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 5,712 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 694 more than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.

State residents also filed 38,915 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of April 28-May 4, which was 1,815 fewer than the previous week.

Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 496 have been flagged for more stringent identity verification to ensure they are not fraudulent.

In March, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.8%. The national unemployment rate also was 3.8%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in March was 61.8%. The national labor force participation rate was 62.7%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.