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Unemployment claims in Ohio continue to decrease week-to-week

12-week total remains a record-high
Posted at 9:18 AM, Jun 11, 2020

CLEVELAND — While Ohio’s unemployment claims continue to decrease week-to-week, the 12-week total of 1,327,843 is more than all filed during the last three years, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

For the week ending on June 6, ODJFS reported 35,430 jobless claims were filed to the Department of Labor. That number is down by 855 claims filed from the week prior.

Over the last 12 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $3.8 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 686,000 claimants. The agency says it has processed 94% of the more than 1 million applications, with about 6% pending.

The payment process has not been a smooth one for many. In addition to delays, on Wednesday News 5 Investigator Sarah Buduson reported that the ODJFS has told 23, 597 unemployed workers that they must give back benefits as a result of accidental overpayments.

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