Ohio jobless claims for Sunday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 26


For the Miami Valley Today

COLUMBUS — This week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provided updated data on unemployment claims filed in Ohio the week of Feb. 20-26, 2022. These statistics were shared with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ohioans filed 10,799 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 2,097 fewer than the previous week.

Ohioans filed 59,551 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 131 more than the previous week.

The total number of traditional claims filed from Feb. 20-26, 2022 was 70,350.

Ohio’s unemployment rate in December was 4.5%. The national unemployment rate in December was 3.9%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in December was 61.5%. The national labor force participation rate in December was 61.9%.

ODJFS works in partnership with local workforce development boards and local staff to provide employment and training services at 88 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, visit OhioMeansJobs.com and select “FIND A JOB CENTER” at the bottom of the page.

Additional Unemployment Information

ODJFS urges individuals to file their unemployment claims online, if possible, at unemployment.ohio.gov. All eligible Ohioans will receive their unemployment benefits retroactive to when they first applied.

Information about Unemployment Benefits: unemployment.ohio.gov

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