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Ohio, Richland County See Big Unemployment Rate Drops

26 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The resurgence of the economy as the pandemic eases has resulted in employment gains throughout Ohio, including here in north central Ohio.

In fact, Richland County had one of the biggest decreases in unemployment last month in the entire state.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March, down from 5.0% in February. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,302,200 in February to 5,314,900 in March 2021. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 272,000, down from 288,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 15,000 in the past 12 months from 287,000. More…

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Ohio’s, Richland County’s Unemployment Numbers Improve Slightly

1 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse with information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

When unemployment numbers for Ohio counties were released this week, they reflected in a positive direction for Ohio in general and Richland County in particular.

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0% in February, down from 5.3% in January.

289,000 workers were unemployed in Ohio in February, down from 360,000 the month before. That noted, the number of unemployed Ohioans has increased by 10,000 in the last 12 months, suggesting that levels have basically reached pre-pandemic levels. More…

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Richland County’s, Ohio’s Unemployment Rates Holding Steady

23 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

While the number of employed Ohioans remains lower than it was a year ago, the unemployment rate remains relatively constant both statewide and for Richland County.

The unemployment rate for Ohio stood at 5.7% for November, down from a revised 6.1% in October.

Non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased by 29,400, while the number of unemployed individuals in Ohio was 32,000 lower than the previous month. That shared, the number of unemployed is 87,000 higher than it was in November 2019. More…

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October Unemployment Figures Released: Richland Holding Steady

29 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Late last week, October’s county unemployment figures for Ohio were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services which showed that Ohio in general, and Richland County in particular, are holding steady with relatively low – and matching — rates.

Both the state and the county clocked in with a 5.2% rate in terms of non-seasonally adjusted numbers.

In Richland County, some 2,800 individuals were considered unemployed in October, based on a total available work force of 53,300 and 50,500 employed. More…

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Without Federal Unemployment Benefit, Hunger Said To Be Looming For Huge Numbers Of Ohioans

20 Aug , 2020  

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal

It can be hard for those of us who are comfortable to see.

But a top Ohio food bank official issued a stark warning Wednesday: Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans already face food insecurity and if Congress doesn’t act soon, the pain might become impossible for the rest of Ohioans to ignore.

“I don’t think that by and large people realize that there is a very thin line between community and chaos,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks. “When you can’t feed yourself and you can’t feed your family and there’s no help or hope available, people are going to do what they have to.” More…

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Additional Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits Available To Some Ohioans

7 Jul , 2020  

Up to 20 weeks of Extended Benefits (EB) will be available to eligible Ohioans who exhaust both the maximum 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced on Monday.

The additional weeks are possible because Ohio’s insured unemployment rate exceeded a minimum threshold. The insured unemployment rate is a measure of the number of people receiving unemployment benefits as a percentage of the labor force. More…

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Richland, Area Unemployment Rates Soar

28 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

The numbers were expected, however seeing them in black and white is unsettling.

On Wednesday, unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and metropolitan areas were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

On May 24, we shared information about Ohio’s overall unemployment rate, which stood at 16.8%. Some 823,700 fewer Ohioans had non-agricultural positions in April than in the previous month. More…

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Ohio Unemployment Rate Stands At 16.8 Percent

24 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 16.8% in April, up from a revised 5.8% in March. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 823,700 over the month, from a revised 5,539,100 in March to 4,715,400 in April. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Unemployment Rolls Continue To Grow

16 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The economic slowdown continued to wreak havoc in Ohio during the week ending May 9 with an additional 51,125 Ohioans filing initial jobless claims, a report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services sharedthis week.

During the last two months, over 1.16 million claimants have filed in Ohio, and over $2.4 billion in unemployment checks have gone to almost 60,000 people. In typical years, the number of filings is a third of that amount. More…

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What You Need To Know About Unemployment Changes During The Pandemic

27 Apr , 2020  

By: Christina M. Royer and Jason E. Dawicke, Ohio Capital Journal

Both the state and federal government have announced changes to unemployment benefits in response to COVID-19. These include eliminating the usual waiting period for benefits, reducing job search requirements for applicants and clarifying the availability of benefits for workers who have been ordered to stay home. Ohio is still in the process of putting new federal legislation — the CARES Act — in action.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is working hard to process unemployment claims. Here’s what you need to know about expanded unemployment benefits in order to be proactive — and patient — when filing your claim online or on the phone. More…

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North Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Holding Steady; Richland, Mansfield Fall Slightly

20 Nov , 2019  

It’s good news heading into the seasonal employment boost which takes place during the holidays.

This past week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates fell slightly in Mansfield and Richland County while adjacent counties remained substantially level from the month before. More…

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Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Oct , 2019  

In the most recent unemployment rate report issued through the Ohio Department of Family Services, north central Ohio’s jobless numbers remained steady.

As for the entire state, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in September 2019, up from 4.1 percent in August. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 1,500 over the month, from a revised 5,592,700 in August to 5,591,200 in September 2019. More…

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Central Ohio Unemployment Numbers Trending Down

2 Oct , 2019  

This past week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Richand and all adjacent counties remain substantially level from the month before. More…

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North Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Inch Up

22 Aug , 2019  

This week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Richland and all adjacent counties increased from the month before. The unemployment rate in the city of Mansfield rose from 5.0 percent to 5.3 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, unchanged from June. More…

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Area Unemployment Numbers Remain Steady

27 Jun , 2019  

When the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released its monthly employment numbers for Ohio for May, the news was good both statewide and locally.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May 2019, down from a revised 4.2 percent in April. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 3,900 over the month, from a revised 5,597,500 in April to 5,593,600 in May 2019. More…

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