Ohio unemployment

The state has filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court in the case over its decision to end the extra $300 a week in additional unemployment benefits in late June. It's the latest step in the fight over the federal money issued as extra help during the pandemic. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s unemployment rate is 5%, just slightly higher than it was before the double-digit spike from the pandemic last year.

Karen Kasler

The state of Ohio overpaid more than $2 billion in unemployment benefits to hundreds of thousands of Ohioans during the pandemic. And a significant percentage of that money went to fraud. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.


Gov. Mike DeWine has announced Ohio will cut off the additional $300 in weekly federal assistance going to unemployed workers. DeWine says this is another step in restoring the market while others call it a mistake. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine is calling on state lawmakers to take on the task of finally finishing a reform of Ohio's unemployment compensation system. The legislature has fallen short of accomplishing this, though bills have been proposed multiple times over the last decade. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.  

Some of the 140,000 Ohioans who have recently filed for unemployment may not be getting their checks soon due to another problem with fraud in the system for processing those claims. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. 

State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate for December was 5.5 percent, down two-tenths of a point from November. 

Ohio’s unemployment system continues to be a challenge the for thousands who say it is slow and non-responsive.

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Initial claims for unemployment compensation continue to rise along with the state’s number of coronavirus cases, the state reported Friday.


The woman in charge of the state agency that administers the unemployment system was on the hot seat yesterday as a panel of state lawmakers questioned her about inefficiencies in the system.

Ohio Public Radio

This morning brought long-awaited news for the self-employed, independent contractors and 1099 workers in Ohio – the system to pay them jobless benefits is live.


Host: Dan Skinner (@danielrskinner)

  Guest: Rob Moore, principal at Scioto Analysis.

Ohio University is getting 2 million dollars from a 39 million dollar federal grant program designed to help bring jobs to Appalachian areas hurt by the declining coal industry. 

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Mar 22, 2013

Ohio's unemployment rate for February was 7 percent, unchanged from January.

After 11 straight months of gradually dropping, Ohio's official unemployment rate has remained steady for the past 3 months.  Although it's unclear where the 7.2% jobless rate will be heading, some of Ohio's job seekers see hopeful signs that the economy is improving.  

Romney campaigns in Mansfield

Sep 10, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was in Mansfield Monday afternoon, blaming Ohio’s unemployment problem on President Obama. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports from the campaign trail.