CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are out of the job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday the state had 78,000 people file for unemployment. That’s a 1,200% spike from the 6,500 that applied for unemployment last week.
The numbers have been rising steadily in recent days.
DeWine extended unemployment benefits for workers early this week.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services recommends applying for unemployment benefits online. You can also call 1-877-644-6562.