Layoffs continue with 840,000 new jobless claims

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – People in Ohio filed 18,592 new jobless claims last week.

That’s according to data reported to the U.S. Department of Labor by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS.)

That number is in addition to 255,623 people who remain out of work in Ohio.

Nationwide, 840,000 people sought jobless aid.

That’s in addition to 10,976,000 people who remain out of work across America.

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