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Jobless claims continue gradual decline with 34,575 Ohioans filing for unemployment last week

But 11-week total exceeds last 3 years
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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 09:27:32-04

CLEVELAND — The number of Ohioans who have filed for unemployment continues to decrease week-to-week, with the latest numbers from the week ending on May 30 showing 34,575 new jobless claims filed by Ohioans.

Last week, 42,082 claims were filed by Ohioans.

The 11-week jobless claims total of 1,292,413 is more than all that were filed during the last three years, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Of the more than 1 million unemployment applications the state has received, about 94% have been processed, with about 6% pending, according to the state.

ODJFS has issued $1.1 billion in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments to more than 166,000 claimants.

The Department of Labor reported Thursday that 1.8 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment during the week ending May 30, bringing the 11-week nationwide total to about 42 million.

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