Number of Ohioans who filed for initial jobless claims increased from week of Thanksgiving

Posted at 9:05 AM, Dec 10, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of Ohioans who filed initial jobless claims last week was more than the number of those who filed initial jobless claims the week before, which was 27, 750.

In a report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Thursday, Ohioans filed 36, 327 initial jobless claims for the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 5.

Over the last 38 weeks, the total of initial jobless claims —1,969, 894— was more than the combined total of those filed during the last four weeks.

During this same week ending on Dec. 5, Ohioans filed 271, 518 continued jobless claims last week, which was 504, 784 fewer than the peak earlier this year. This number includes both traditional unemployment claims and claims for extended benefits.

Over the last 38 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $7.4 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 859,000 Ohioans.

If you find yourself in need of work, ODJFS has launched "Ohio To Work" initiative to help displaced workers re-skill and restart their careers. The agency also has partnered with local workforce development boards and local staff to provide employment and training services at Ohio Means Jobs centers throughout the state.

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