Ohio Is Ending Supplemental Unemployment Payments, Restoring Work-Search Requirement

Gov. Mike DeWine this week announced that beginning June 26, Ohio will no longer participate in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program that provides an extra $300 per week. The governor said the additional payments are discouraging some Ohioans from returning to work, thereby hurting the state’s economy.

The OMA thanked Gov. DeWine for listening to the business community and taking action to address the workforce shortage.

Also this week, Gov. DeWine announced that beginning May 23, the state will require work-search activities for all residents who apply for unemployment benefits. Work-search activities include applying for a job, attending resume-writing courses, or creating and maintaining re-employment plans on OhioMeansJobs.com. 5/14/2021