Ohio’s Weekly Unemployment Claims Exceed 226K

Ohio recorded 226,007 initial claims for unemployment compensation last week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). That is a drop from the prior week’s record of 272,117 initial claims. Over the last three weeks, 696,519 workers have filed new claims.

According to ODJFS, more than $124 million in unemployment compensation payments have been distributed to more than 195,000 claimants over the last three weeks. 4/9/2020