COLUMBUS -- Ohio’s unemployment rate in November was 4.8 percent, above the national jobless rate of 4.2 percent, according to the Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services.

The figures were announced on Thursday.

Ohio’s labor force participation rate in November was 61.3 percent, below the national labor force participation rate of 61.8 percent.

Ohioans filed 12,349 initial traditional unemployment claims last week (Dec. 26-Jan. 1), which was 394 more than the previous week.

Ohioans filed 48,846 continued traditional unemployment claims last week, which was 6,192 more than the previous week.

The total number of traditional claims filed from December 26-January 1, 2022, was 61,195.

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.

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