by Bruce Walker
Ohio unemployment climbed by more than 35,000 new claims last week, bringing the state’s total number of unemployment claims to 410,784.
The week-over-week unemployment tally in Ohio rose by 1,024 new claims in the week ending July 4 to 35,854 new claims in the week ending July 11, according to U.S. Department of Labor data.
However, the total number of state unemployment claims has fallen as more Ohioans are returning to work. The DOL reported 410,784 claims for the week ending July 11, a decrease of 23,083 from the previous week’s 433,867 claims.
Nationally, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1.3 million, a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 11.9 percent for the week ending July 4, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point from the previous week’s revised rate.
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Bruce Walker is a regional editor at The Center Square. He previously worked as editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s MichiganScience magazine and The Heartland Institute’s InfoTech & Telecom News.