Nearly 1.2 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Since Mid-March

The downward trend in new unemployment claims continued last week, with 51,125 Ohioans filing initial requests for benefits, according to the Department of Job and Family Services. The number of initial claims filed over the last eight weeks sits at 1.17 million, as more than $2.4 billion in payments has been sent to approximately 587,000 residents over the period. 5/14/2020