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Unemployment Insurance: Ohio

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Patricia A. Morley, Research and Writing Associates


  • Most employers doing business in Ohio are subject to the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Law. See Employer Coverage.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Employee Eligibility.
  • Unemployment benefits will generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Ohio employers must maintain certain records related to unemployment compensation. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Ohio offers SharedWork Ohio, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have been laid off. See SharedWork Ohio.