Ohio Unemployment Insurance Claims Dashboard

The impacts of widespread business closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are evident in trends observed over time. Select various tabs to explore additional content. The dashboard is updated as new data become available.

If you need help getting started using the dashboard, click support to see a users guide and contact information.

Weekly Trends

NOTE: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced that an increase in initial traditional unemployment claims beginning with the week ending February 6, 2021 is suspected to be the result of fraudulent activity. Click here for more information.

What is the trend of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims?

The breakout of COVID-19 in the United States has led to severe labor market changes. The number of initial claims is one of the leading economic indicators that shows the emerging trend of the labor market. The number of continued claims indicates the number of insured unemployed workers filing for UI benefits. This section presents weekly UI claims filed in Ohio since January 2020 and how they vary by industry and by occupation.


What are the characteristics of people who filed Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims?

Some sub-groups of workers have experienced substantially higher job losses than others. This section shows how weekly UI claims vary by age group, gender, race, and unemployment reasons.


Which areas in Ohio have been impacted by the coronavirus recession the most?

Urban counties and their contiguous areas have the highest number of Unemployment Insurance claims. However, workers in the Northwest, Western, and some part of Central Ohio have the highest job loss per one thousand people. The high job loss rates persisted in some places for weeks.