Jul 30, 2020

Ohio Jobless Claims for Sunday, July 19, through Saturday, July 25, 2020


Ohio Jobless Claims for Sunday, July 19, through Saturday, July 25, 2020

Ohioans filed 27,937 initial jobless claims last week, according to statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported to the U.S. Dept. of Labor today.

This was 246,278 fewer than the peak earlier this year. Ohioans filed 423,452 continued jobless claims last week, which were 352,850 fewer than the peak earlier this year.

The total number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last 19 weeks (1,557,787) was more than the combined total of those filed during the last three years.

Over the last 19 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $5.7 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 764,000 Ohioans. Of the more than 1 million applications the agency has received, about 94% have been processed, with about 6% pending.

In addition, ODJFS has issued more than $4.7 billion in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments to more than 492,000 PUA claimants.

As a reminder, the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments of $600 per week, made possible by the federal CARES Act, expired July 25. Congressional authorization would be needed to reinstate this program.

Recovery Efforts While ODJFS continues to manage the state’s unemployment program, it also has multiple initiatives under way to help spur Ohio’s economic recovery.

These include an $8.5 million National Dislocated Worker Grant that will help unemployed workers and employers impacted by COVID-19 and a $9.4 million grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities.

ODJFS works in partnership with local workforce development boards and local staff to provide employment and training services at 22 comprehensive and 66 affiliate OhioMeansJobs centers throughout the state.

Individuals can visit OhioMeansJobs.com or contact their local OhioMeansJobs center to find and apply for job openings, take skill and career interest assessments, create or improve their resumes, and practice interviewing.

Employers can contact their nearest OhioMeansJobs center to get help finding skilled candidates for jobs, screening resumes, learning about federally funded tax credits or training programs, and more.

To find contact information for your nearest OhioMeansJobs center, go to jfs.ohio.gov/county or visit OhioMeansJobs.com and click on the icon for OhioMeansJobs centers.

Additional Unemployment Information ODJFS urges individuals to file their unemployment claims online, if possible, at unemployment.ohio.gov.

Individuals seeking PUA benefits should file their claims online at pua.unemployment.ohio.gov.

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

ODJFS will not rest until all eligible Ohioans are served.

Coronavirus-Specific Unemployment Information:

unemployment.ohio.gov Filing for Unemployment Step-by-Step Guide: jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/pdf/QuickTipsAndStepByStepGuide.pdf

New federal Pandemic Unemployment Programs:

jfs.ohio.gov/ocomm/pdf/CARES-ACT.pdf

As a reminder, mass layoff notices are posted at:

jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm.


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