Ohio Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans filed 7,896 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 1,593 more than the previous week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Thursday.
State residents also filed 39,968 continued traditional unemployment claims the week of May 7-13, which was 146 more than the previous week.
Of the initial unemployment claims filed, 1,727 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 was 3.5%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in March was 61.5%. The national labor force participation rate was 62.6%.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.