Ohio Unemployment

Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 9,371 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 693 more than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.

State residents also filed 44,974 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2, which was 6,460 more than the previous week.

Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 2,201 have been flagged for more stringent identity verification to ensure they are not fraudulent.

In October, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.6%. The national unemployment rate was 3.9%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in October was 62%. The national labor force participation rate was 62.7%.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.