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Managing Unemployment Claims Due To Coronavirus

This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.
Mike Groll
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Associated Press
This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.

More than 6 million Americans filed unemployment claims in the last week of March. State unemployment systems are overwhelmed with applications and Ohio is no exception. 

Correction: The federal relief bill passed by Congress is expanding unemployment benefits to independent contractors, freelancers, 1099 workers, etc., and allows for up to 39 weeks of eligibility.

More Ohioans filed unemployment claims in the last two weeks than in all of last year.  

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted has repeatedly assured people that their benefits will be paid from the date they qualified, not the date they applied. For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans that support cannot come soon enough.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: How Ohio is managing the tsunami of unemployment claims brought on by the coronavirus.

  • Jessie Balmert, state government reporter, The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • John Marshall, employment and civil rights attorney, Marshall & Forman LLC

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