Ohio unemployment rate climbs to 16.8% in April

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Ohio’s unemployment rate was 16.8% in April amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.That number is up from 5.8% in March.The rate in Ohio is also more than the national rate, which was 14.7%.The national rate is up from 4.4% in March.More than 1.2 million Ohioans have filed unemployment claims in the last nine weeks.For helpful websites, tips and more on filing for unemployment, click here.Helpful FAQ SheetsGeneral Information: jfs.ohio.gov/unemp_comp_faq/index.stmCoronavirus-Specific Information: jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stmCall Center HoursThose without internet access or who have case-specific questions can call 1-877-644-6562 (OHIO-JOB) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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Ohio unemployment rate climbs to 16.8% in April

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