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Extra unemployment money from feds set to expire as 430,000 Ohioans continue jobless claims

By: - July 16, 2020

The Pandemic Unemployment Compensation funding from the federal coronavirus economic recovery package is scheduled to expire July 25, with 429,638 Ohioans filing continued jobless claims last week. Without Congressional authorization to extend the funding, extra $600 weekly payments for the unemployed will come to an end. Ohioans filed 35,422 initial jobless claims last week, according […]

Report says most common Ohio jobs don’t pay employees enough to afford rent

By: - July 14, 2020

Before the coronavirus hit Ohio, only three out of the 10 most common jobs actually paid employees enough to afford a basic two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Tuesday according to a news release from the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio (COHHIO). “Today, many of those workers have been laid off and […]

Catching Our Eye: Black infant mortality, delays in COVID-19 testing, DeWine critics

By: - July 14, 2020

Black infant mortality. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Terry DeMio is reporting, “Black infant deaths dive to new low in Hamilton County.” Deaths of Black babies before age 1 plummeted to a never-before-seen low in Hamilton County last year as community partners became laser-focused on health disparities for them and their moms. “Using the language of racism is very important,” […]

Applications for continued unemployment decline for 10th straight week

By: - July 9, 2020

In a sign that Ohioans are heading back to work, statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported to the U.S. Dept. of Labor Thursday show that for the 10th straight week, continued applications for unemployment benefits have declined, a news release said. Those who remain jobless filed 347,587 fewer continued claims […]

Continued jobless claims decline in Ohio for ninth straight week

By: - July 2, 2020

In a sign that Ohioans are heading back to work, statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reported to the U.S. Dept. of Labor Thursday show that for the ninth straight week, continued applications for unemployment benefits have declined, a news release announced. Those who remain jobless filed 332,681 fewer continued claims […]

Catching Our Eye: Black history, Black trans pride, and COVID-19 epicenters

By: - June 29, 2020

Black history. The Sandusky Register’s Caitlin Nearhood is reporting, “Black history not properly taught to Ohio students.” “Important parts of American history appear to be whitewashed in Ohio’s current history curriculum. “In recent weeks, events like Juneteenth, the Tulsa Massacre and Black Wall Street have gained notoriety amid racial injustice protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. […]

Weekly unemployment claims in Ohio drop for seventh straight week

By: - June 18, 2020

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) put out its latest jobless claims for the week ending June 13, with 32,788 more filed, marking the seventh straight week of declining jobless claims in Ohio. That brings the total number of jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last 13 weeks to 1,360,631, which […]

Ohio jobless claims over last 12 weeks pass 1.3 million

By: - June 11, 2020

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) put out its latest jobless claims for the week ending June 6, with 35,430 more filed. That brings the total number of jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last 12 weeks to 1,327,843, which is more than the combined total of those filed during the […]

Ohio unemployment nears 1.3 million claims over last 11 weeks

By: - June 4, 2020

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) put out its latest jobless claims for the week ending May 30, with 34,575 more filed. That’s less than the 42,000 filed the week previous, but it brings the total number of jobless claims filed in Ohio over the last 11 weeks to 1,292,413, which is […]

SNAP benefits now can be used for online food purchasing from Walmart and Amazon

By: - June 3, 2020

Ohioans who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can now use their cards to purchase food online through Walmart and Amazon, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced in a news release Wednesday. During the coronavirus pandemic, many Ohioans have opted for online shopping as a safer alternative to […]

Demonstrations, marches and clashes in Columbus in photos and video

By: - June 2, 2020

Ohio Capital Journal staff have been out on the streets of Columbus over the weekend and into Monday, covering the protests and marches in Ohio’s capital city. Demonstrations across Ohio come in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed during a stop from the Minneapolis police this week. Video […]