COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans filed 17,983 initial jobless claims last week, a number that continues to decrease from week-to-week, according to a release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
For the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, the agency received 17,983 initial jobless claims. This was 256,232 fewer than or less than 7% of the peak earlier this week.
During this same week, Ohioans filed 328,515 jobless claims last week, which was 447,787 fewer than the peak earlier this year.
The total number of initial jobless claims filed over the last 25 weeks is 1,681,061, which is more than the combined total of those filed during the last four years
Over the last 25 weeks, the ODJFS has distributed more than $6.3 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more the 799,000 Ohioans.
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