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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state of Ohio has released for payment around a fifth of the quarter of a million claims for non-traditional unemployment assistance that it was holding back as it checked them for fraud. But some of the real people caught up in that investigation found it was yet another… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has accepted a White House proposal for Ohio unemployment claimants to receive $300 in weekly unemployment compensation assistance with no state money involved. Dan Tierney is a spokesman for the state’s Republican governor. Tierney says states received two options for unemployment funding late Sunday. One provides claimants with… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Payments to more than a quarter of a million non-traditional unemployment cases in Ohio are being halted and are under investigation. The state says most are part of a scam that’s resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent payments in other states. Ohio Job and Family Services… Read More
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies tells lawmakers on Capitol Hill that it would take most states 8-20 weeks to move to a modified system of awarding benefits.
Millions of Americans who lost jobs during the pandemic are in danger of having their incomes cut for a second time. The sudden halt in payments would be felt in households and throughout the economy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An extra 20 weeks of unemployment compensation will be made available to eligible Ohioans once they have exhausted their other benefits. Bret Crow with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state’s unemployment is high enough that some Ohioans will be able to get an extension. “This… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A collection of health and human services advocates are urging state leaders to immediately work on revamping the unemployment compensation system in order to avoid another backlog in the future. The groups, which include the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Ohio Organizing Collaborative, and Policy Matters Ohio are calling on… Read More
Another 1.5 million people file for unemployment benefits for the first time, but the number who are continuing to seek the payments continues to decline as workers return to their jobs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The fund by which Ohio pays jobless benefits is officially broke, and the state has asked to borrow nearly $4 billion so payments can keep going out to unemployed workers. The state has paid out $4.1 billion to 699,000 Ohioans in the last 90 days. That’s a billion more than… Read More
This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Join the free mailing list to help them provide more public service reporting. COLUMBUS, Ohio (Eye on Ohio) — Marnie Behan got a surprising message last month from Ohio’s Department of Jobs and Family Services about her ongoing unemployment payments. Instead… Read More
The Labor Department says about 1.9 million people filed for unemployment last week, but there are some signs that people may be returning to their jobs.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — As some businesses in the Ohio Valley reopen and welcome back both customers and employees the region continues reporting high levels of unemployment claims. At least 100,863 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Kentucky, Ohio and West… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The U.S. Department of Labor reported close to 99,000 additional unemployment insurance claims in the last week from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, as state unemployment offices worked their way through a backlog of millions of claims filed since the coronavirus pandemic forced business closures beginning in March. For the week ending May 16,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Deloitte, a consulting company contracted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), is investigating a data breach in the system launched last week to pay benefits to 1099 and self-employed workers. A mass message was sent to applicants letting them know that their personal information was left unconcealed for… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are making progress on unemployment claims filed in March as states begin a phased-in reopening. New unemployment insurance claims are still reaching unprecedented levels across the Ohio Valley region. At least 125,459 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — 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. The notice hit inboxes early, said Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Kimberly Hall. “At 7am we sent out I think 90,000 emails…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department Job and Family Services has paid more than $2 billion in unemployment claims to nearly 560,000 Ohioans since mid-March. But that’s only half of the 1.1 million claims that have been filed. ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall said some people have filed more than once, so when duplicate claims… Read More
Asked Sunday whether the nation’s true unemployment rate was close to 25%, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin responded, “we could be.”
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — New unemployment insurance claims are starting to reach a plateau but are still hitting unprecedented levels across the Ohio Valley region. At least 154,102 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That surge in claims is in… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state has paid out more than $1.7 billion to over a half a million jobless Ohioans in the last seven weeks. And while 85 percent of claims have either been paid or denied, there are still reports of people having trouble filing claims via the web or over the… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Days after Ohio University’s president sent Tuesday’s Persevering In Uncertain Times email, certain faculty, staff, and students came to understand the gravity of his message. By Friday, 140 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and at least three professors from the College of Arts and Sciences were told… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — New unemployment insurance claims in the Ohio Valley began to taper off this week as states make their way through the backlog of applications amid business closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic. But local economies still face a staggering number of unemployed, and many of those who are out of work… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Nearly a million Ohioans – 964,556 people – have filed for unemployment in the last five weeks, more than the combined total in the last two years. But more are coming as thousands of Ohioans who are self-employed or independent contractors have been waiting to file for unemployment under new… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — Unemployment insurance claims are still reaching unprecedented levels across the Ohio Valley region. Nearly 260,000 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That surge in claims is in addition to the more than one million unemployment assistance applications… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state of Ohio believes it has found a faster way to get unemployment benefits to the people approved to get them. Ohioans are now being encouraged to file their weekly claims on specific days of the week. The new schedule begins Sunday, April 26, and is based on the first… Read More