This week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provided updated data on unemployment claims filed in Ohio the week of July 17 – July 23, 2022. These statistics were shared with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ohioans filed 9,254 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 1,859 fewer than the previous week. Approximately 3,159 of those have been flagged for more stringent identity verification, to ensure they are not fraudulent.
Ohioans filed 35,713 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 2,696 fewer than the previous week.
The total number of traditional claims filed from July 17 – July 23, 2022, was 44,967. Ohio’s unemployment rate in June was 3.9%. The national unemployment rate in June was 3.6%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in June was 62.0%. The national labor force participation rate in June was 62.2%.
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.