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Unemployment FAQs

Call or visit your county OhioMeansJobs center to see if you're eligible for any job training programs.

Visit your county's OhioMeansJobs center for help finding a job.

Unemployment benefits provide short-term income to unemployed workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own and who are actively seeking work. To see if you are eligible, apply at unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov or call (877) 644-6562.

You should apply for unemployment benefits as soon as you become unemployed. Your claim will begin the Sunday of the calendar week your application is filed. Waiting more than a week to apply will delay the start of your claim, and no benefits will be paid for weeks of unemployment that pass before the week you file.

Visit OhioMeansJobs or your local OhioMeansJobs center.

If you suspect that your personal information has been stolen or if you received a 1099-G tax form from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and did not apply for unemployment benefits, please report it immediately.

You can apply for unemployment benefits online or by phone, 24/7.