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.
Helpful FAQ Sheets
General Information: jfs.ohio.gov/unemp_comp_faq/index.stm
Coronavirus-Specific Information: jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm
Call Center Hours
Those 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. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.
Workers who lose their jobs as a result of the coronavirus can enter the mass-layoff number 2000180 on their applications. However, if affected individuals have already submitted claims without this number, they do not need to add it.