Ohio’s Improved Employment Situation Will End Extended Unemployment Benefits

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced this week that the drastic drop in Ohio’s unemployment rate has triggered federally mandated changes in both the federal-state Extended Benefits program and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

According to the agency, Ohio is no longer in a “high unemployment period” as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor. As a result, Ohioans who were previously eligible for extended jobless benefits no longer will be come specific dates in December. 11/24/2020