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Rep. Powell Reminds Constituents of Unemployment Resources

April 21, 2020
Jena Powell News

ARCANUM – State Representative Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) reminded her constituents of the unemployment resources available at the state level.

“This is a difficult time for everyone, especially those who have lost their jobs,” said Powell. “It’s vital that my constituents are aware of all the state resources that can assist them.”

Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, benefits will be made retroactive to the time of qualification if an individual is unable to file through the system.

For more tips and updates on how to file for unemployment, follow the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Facebook and Twitter at @OhioJFS.