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Ohio's unemployment claims continue to decline for seventh straight week

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 09:37:55-04

CLEVELAND — For the seventh straight week, unemployment claims filed by Ohioans continued to decline. For the week ending June 13, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported 32,788 jobless claims.

ODJFS said those who remain without a job filed 287,499 fewer continued claims last week compared to the peak in April.

The total number of claims filed in Ohio over the last 13 weeks, which totals 1,360,631, is more than the combined total of those who have filed during the last three years.

ODJFS distributed more than $4.1 billion in unemployment compensation payment to more than 700,000 claimants. Of the more than 1 million applications, more than 94% have been processed, with less than 6% pending.

All eligible Ohioans will receive their unemployment benefits – and any delays in processing their claims will not reduce the amount received.