COLUMBUS -- For the week ending April 25, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported 92,920 initial jobless claims to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
The number of initial jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last six weeks tops 1 million (1,057,486).
To put that in perspective, the total for the last six weeks of claims is 341,974 more than the combined total of 715,512 for the last two years.
Over these last six weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $1.45 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 481,000 claimants.
ODJFS urges individuals to file their claims online, if possible, at unemployment.ohio.gov.