Ohio unemployment rate climbs to 16.8% in April

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365体育外围投注Ohio’s unemployment rate was 16.8% in April amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

365体育外围投注That number is up from 5.8% in March.

365体育外围投注The rate in Ohio is also more than the national rate, which was 14.7%.

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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 Sheets
General Information:
Coronavirus-Specific Information:

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.

Coronavirus-Related Claims
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.

Coronavirus: What you need to know

There are now 33,501 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio; 1,993 people have died from the virus and 6,067 were hospitalized, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness365体育外围投注, including pneumonia, or death.

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