Ohio Unemployment Department

The department in this state that handles unemployment insurance is called Ohio Job and Family Services. If you have questions or issues about filing a new or weekly unemployment claim, they should be able to assist you. We provide the contact information for the Ohio Unemployment Department below including the location, phone number and government website where you can find out how to file your claims, report fraud, find a job for employees and help businesses grow for employers. We also provide the information on how to file for OH unemployment online and file for unemployment over the phone.

If you lost your job at no fault of your own, then it is important to file your claim right away. You should file an application as soon as you become unemployed. If you are approved to receive benefits, payments will begin immediately after your waiting week. The waiting week is the first week claimed in a benefit year in which you meet all eligibility requirements. Ohio law prohibits benefits from being paid for the waiting week. At the time of filing you will need information including your Social Security number. Your driver's license or state ID number. Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer you worked for during the past 6 weeks. The reason you became unemployed from each employer. Dependents' names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. If claiming dependents, your spouse's name, Social Security number, and birth date. If you are not a US citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date and more. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits and what additional information is needed when applying, find out how to file your Ohio unemployment claim. As a reminder, unemployment insurance benefits are taxable. You must report any unemployment benefits you receive as part of your gross income on your taxes.

  • Unemployment Department Location
  • Ohio Job and Family Services
    30 East Broad Street 38th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Unemployment Claim Phone Number
  • To file for OH unemployment benefits over the phone, call 877-644-6562 (TTY: 614-387-8408).

  • Unempoyment Claim Online
  • The easist way to file your claim is through their online system. To file for OH unemployment online, click here.