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More than 30,000 Ohioans filed initial jobless claims last week

Jobless claims
Posted at 8:43 AM, Nov 27, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Ohioans filed 30,177 jobless claims for the week ending on Nov. 21, which was 244,038 fewer than the peak earlier this year.

Over the last 36 weeks, the total number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio is 1,905,817—more than the combined total of claims filed over the last four years.

Ohioans filed 263,737 continued jobless claims last week, which was 512,565 fewer than the peak earlier this year. This total includes both traditional unemployment claims and claims for extended benefits.

Since the pandemic started, ODJFS has distributed more than $7.3 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 846,000 Ohioans. Of the more than 1 million applications received, more than 95% have been processed, with less than 5% pending.

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