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ODJFS reports Ohioans filed fewer initial jobless claims last week; 18-week total remains over 1.5M

Agency received 30,138 initial jobless claims last week
Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 10:35:53-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has reported a decrease in the number of Ohioans who filed initial jobless claims for the week of July 12 through July 18, according to a release.

On Thursday, the department said Ohioans filed 30,138 initial jobless claims last week, a decrease from the 35,422 initial jobless claimsreceived the week prior.

The initial jobless claims from last week were 244,077 fewer than the peak earlier this year.

Ohioans filed 423,672 continued jobless claims last week, which was 352,630 fewer than the peak earlier this year.

A total of 1,529,850 initial claims have been filed over the last 18 weeks, which is more than the combined total of those filed during the last three years.

Of the more than 1 million applications the agency has received, about 94% of claims have been processed, with about 6% pending.

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