Applying for unemployment compensation

As the primary agency to distribute public assistance in Hamilton County, one of the most common questions we receive is how to apply for unemployment.

Although there were local unemployment offices at one time, Ohio workers now apply for unemployment directly through the state – either online or by phone.

Most of our consumers report it is a pretty simple process.

Hamilton County Job and Family Services does not get involved in unemployment. However if you have questions about how your unemployment compensation will affect your child support or public assistance benefits, we are happy to help.

For more information regarding unemployment in Ohio, visit

by Ashley Woods

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