Information on applying for unemployment
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COVID-19 resources

The COVID-19 crisis has left workers and businesses with a lot of unknowns. We are here to help. This page is meant to give you a quick list of the options available to Montgomery County residents to help with jobs and unemployment benefits, as well as resources for local businesses. We will continue to add information to this page as it becomes available.

For workers


File for unemployment with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

  • Please see the list of information you'll need to apply for unemployment benefts.
  • In response to this pandemic, the state is no longer requiring people to seek work while receiving unemployment, nor is there a mandatory one-week waiting period
  • Please be patient, as the number of claims has gone up dramatically after the orders to shut down nonessential businesses. The State of Ohio's Unemployment Office is working hard to process applications as quickly as possible.

Click here for information on filing weekly claims

Frequently Asked Questions about unemployment and COVID-19

Don't have internet access?


Is your company hiring? Email Stephen Offord at to get your company listed here.

For businesses

SBA's Paycheck Protection Program - up to eight weeks of payroll through forgiveable loans
UPDATE: On April 27, 2020, the Small Business Administration announced additional funding. Contact your financial institution to apply.

Unemployment FAQ for employers - Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration
UPDATE: On April 15, 2020, the SBA announced funds for the EIDL program have been exhausted.

Resources available from BusinessFirst! for a Greater Dayton Region

Business help from the State of Ohio

Dayton Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Guide