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ODJFS reports last week's initial jobless claims total was lower than 8-week average

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Posted at 10:10 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 10:10:10-04

CLEVELAND — Ohioans filed 9,684 initial jobless claims between Aug. 8 through Aug. 14, a total that is lower than the 8-week average of 10,694, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Last week’s initial jobless claims total was 897 fewer than the previous week.

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Ohioans filed 142,750 continued unemployment claims last week, which was 1,052 fewer than the previous week.

A total of 11,113 initial pandemic unemployment assistance claims were filed last week, which was 6,655 more than the previous week. Of the PUA claims, 3,841 were flagged for potential fraud.

Over the last 74 weeks, ODJFS has distributed over $12.5 billion in unemployment compensation payments to over 1 million Ohioans.

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