Report: Ohio among worst in nation for jobless recovery | Ohio

(The Center Square) — Ohio was just one of four states that saw jobless claims rise in the last week of June compared to a year ago, according to a report recently published by WalletHub.

And, Ohio is the second-to-last state to recover from unemployment in the same week compared to a year ago, the report from the personal finance website showed.

“Ohio has the second-slowest recovery in jobless claims. It saw an increase in initial jobless claims last week of more than 100% from pre-pandemic levels, and specifically the same week of 2019. The state also has almost 13% more jobless claims than the same week of last year,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez.

Only Indiana followed Ohio as the worst state in recovery, and only Ohio, New Jersey, Mississippi and Michigan had jobless claims in the last week of June that were worse than last year.

The report showed that there are currently 6 million Americans unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in total.

Another WalletHub report released on Monday ranking the plus and minusstressed financial cities across the country ranked two Ohio cities in the top 10, four in the top 21, and five in the top 50.

Cleveland ranked as the most stressed country in the nation, ranking first for financial stress and second for family stress and for health and safety.

Toledo ranked 10th, followed by Akron in 16th, Cincinnati in 21st and Columbus in 47th.

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