Ohio unemployment claims jump more than 180,000

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Unemployment claims in Ohio jumped more than 180,000 last week, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.ODJFS said it received 187,780 jobless claims the week ending with March 21.That is an increase from 7,042 the week prior.The recent numbers come during the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen many layoffs from the closure of businesses.ODJFS said its top total monthly claims of all-time happened in December 1981 with 205,159.Nearly 3.3 million people filed a jobless claim in the U.S. last week.ODJFS released the following statement, information, and resources:The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services urges individuals to file their claims online, if possible, at unemployment.ohio.gov. Each claim is...

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Ohio unemployment claims jump more than 180,000

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