Ohio Has Seen More Than 1.25 Million Initial Jobless Claims Since Mid-March

For the week ending May 23, Ohio reported 42,082 initial unemployment claims. The number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last 10 weeks (1,257,838) is more than the combined total of those filed during the last three years. The state has now distributed more than $3.1 billion to more than 644,000 unemployment claimants.

Nationwide, the number of workers seeking jobless benefits fell for an eighth straight week last week, but a record 40.7 million people have filed claims since March 21. 5/28/2020