Coronavirus: Over 42K new unemployment applications in Ohio last week; all claims down nearly 10 percent

Coronavirus: Over 42K new unemployment applications in Ohio last week; all claims down nearly 10 percent

COLUMBUS — Over 42,000 Ohioans filed new applications for unemployment last week but a downward trend continues in the number of new and recurring claims, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Initial claims were down around 9 percent from last week’s report of over 46,000, according the JFS data. Analysis shows the total number of claims, over 676,000 is also down nearly 10 percent from last week.

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In the last 10 weeks, JFS has received nearly 1.3 million claims. Over $3.1 billion in unemployment compensation payments have been made to over 644,000 applicants during the last 10 weeks. State data indicates 93 percent of applications have been processed with around 7 percent unprocessed.

National unemployment numbers were also released Thursday, with around 2.1 million more Americans seeking jobless aid last week, according to the Associated Press, bringing the total number of Americans that have sought unemployment to near 41 million.

Here is a breakdown of initial claims made by county last week:

  • Auglaize: 223
  • Butler: 1,273
  • Champaign: 144
  • Clark: 410
  • Clinton: 125
  • Darke: 226
  • Greene: 432
  • Logan: 195
  • Mercer: 219
  • Miami: 394
  • Montgomery: 2,115
  • Preble: 91
  • Shelby: 270
  • Warren: 631