This week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provided updated data on unemployment claims filed in Ohio the week of November 14 through November 20, 2021.

These statistics were shared with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Ohioans filed 7,218 initial traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 695 less than the previous week. Ohioans filed 40,399 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 1,229 less than the previous week.

The total number of traditional claims filed from November 14-20, 2021, was 47,617.
Ohio’s unemployment rate in October was 5.1%. The national unemployment rate in October was 4.6%. Ohio’s labor force participation rate in October was 61.2%. The national labor force participation rate in October was 61.6%.

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
Filing for Unemployment Step-by-Step Guide:
jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/pdf/QuickTipsAndStepByStepGuide.pdf
As a reminder, mass layoff notices are posted at jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm.