Information on applying for unemployment
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Weekly unemployment claims

Filing for weekly unemployment benefits:

Click here for an instruction sheet on how to file your weekly claims

Starting on Sunday, April 26, individuals filing weekly claims should do so on the day of the week specified below, based on the first letter of their last name.

Day of the week First letter of last name
Sunday A through H
Monday I through P
Tuesday Q through Z
Wednesday All
Thursday All
Friday All
Saturday All

To ensure fastest processing, claimants also should set their correspondence preference to “electronic,” as opposed to U.S. mail.

Those without internet access or who need assistance can file by phone at (877) OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) or TTY at (888) 642-8203, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

First-time applicants should be prepared to provide their name and Social Security number as listed on their Social Security card, and, if they are unemployed as a result of COVID-19, use the mass-layoff number 2000180. For answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19-related unemployment claims, visit unemployment.ohio.gov.