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Ohio Unemployment Phone Number

During the application time for jobless benefits, you may need to contact Ohio unemployment office several times and need to talk to somebody directly. This can be because you haven’t been obtaining the promised benefits or you have a simple question.

In that case, you can call the OH Unemployment Phone Number 1-877-644-6562 (Toll Free)

At time of high call volumes,the labor dept employs a unique call back service which allows customers to leave their name and number, as well as a preferred call back time.

When you call the OH unemployment phone number, ensure that you have the following information:

  1. Social security number.
  2. Dates of employment.
  3. A pen or pencil, and paper to take notes.

Questions & Answers

  1. Judy Hehl says:

    I am locked out of my unemployment sight. I need to speak to someone asap to get a new pin. Please email or call.

    • Sam says:

      Please note this is a private forum and we do not have access to your ac information.

      You can call the Claims Center for a reset.

  2. Destinee says:

    How can we talk to someone if you don’t answer the phone or allow us to do a return call back online maybe easy but when need to talk to someone we can’t reach through

    • Martin says:

      Please note this is a private forum. You may try reaching out during non-peak hours or visit the official website to find answers.

  3. Tyrone Smalls says:

    How can I file my weekly claim on line when I can’t find any form…Why do you all make this so difficult!?

  4. Mark Coleman says:

    Need help to collect benefits for surviving son of someone collecting unemployment that has died. When he filled out his application did he designate beneficiaries or dependents? Is there a way to get a copy of this so the remaining funds in his account can be released to his son?

    • Martin says:

      I am not sure how it works in this case.

      You may immediately contact the Unemployment Office by phone to inquire further.

  5. Christopher Lee says:

    I got laid off on 1-10-2016 due to bad weather, it happens every year around this time and it’s usually no longer than 4-6 weeks, I have worked in 3 different states last year with Ohio being the most recent, my question is: why was I denied benefits from your state, I can’t ever get a response from telephone, I responded to every email they sent, I looked for jobs and just found out that it was “disallowed” . Maybe if j was a refugee it would be easier to get some assistance but figured my employer and myself have contributed to this fund and I should not have any problems…boy was I wrong!!!

    • Martin says:

      Please note that we’re not a government organization. This is a private forum.

      You can call the claims center for specific information on your claim.

  6. Joe says:

    I filed for h employment got a letter saying it was approved and allowed but the past 3 weeks I filed now says denied. Why?

    • Martin says:

      We do not have access to your claim information since this is a private forum.

      Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for further information.

  7. Heather Keller says:

    I am trying to apply for unemployment online. I was told I had PIN # from a claim many years ago but when I tried to retrieve it I was told since I didn’t have a hint question I would need to call the office. I am having a very difficult time finding what office to call and the numbers provided have been automated or busy. Can you assist me–I live Geauga County

    • Martin says:


      We do not have access to your account or claim information since this is a private forum. Please keep trying the phone numbers.

  8. selven says:


    • Martin says:

      Please let us know the nature of your query.

      If you filed and have not received, please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for an update.

  9. adam says:

    My hours have been cut to 32 per week due to lack of work. Can I apply using 1 day a week to get my waiting week out of the way?

    • Martin says:

      You can make a claim to compensate loss of working hours. You have to wait for the initial week if applying for the first time.

  10. Gabriel Bocook says:

    Hello, I am confused by the pay quarters. I was paid $11 per hour, May 2015- August 2015. Then starting August 2015 until today, I had a base salary of $40,000. 90 days of salary and 90+ days of hourly. Would I qualify?

  11. SHERYL says:

    I will be laid off for approximately 3 weeks due to lack of work…

    Can I file unemployment ?

    • Martin says:

      Temporary time off from work is generally not considered.

      Please check further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  12. Tammy Chance says:

    My mother is very sick and I am the only one taking care of her. My employer knows this, but now I have to work 2nd shift and I can’t leave my mother alone at night. I don’t know what to do, but if I quit my job because of this can I collect unemployment?

    • Martin says:

      You will not be eligible since unemployment insurance is only extended to those who become unemployed due to involuntary reasons.

  13. Kate Kellner says:

    am government worker and will be furloughed 10-1-15 for who knows how long. been on hold for 22 minutes. am i eligible for unemployment due to agovernment furlough?. i clear 500 a week. i also receive a strs pension and work a part time second job – the pension is 400 a month, the job 300 a month. i need to know if ohio does this- it is the RRB of the federal government and i am under FERS retirement.

    • Martin says:

      You should be able to apply for Unemployment benefits in your state. The pension may have a say when you apply.

      Please call the claims center/customer service of the labor dept. in your state for further information.

  14. Patricia Haley says:

    I started my application, but it went off my screen as I was getting ready to do part 2, what do I do now

    • Adrian says:

      You should be able to continue from where you left.

      If you have any difficulties, call the phone numbers provided for support.

  15. Susan Miller says:

    I cannot reach a live person to speak to. I originally applied for
    unemployment in April 2013 but decided not to actually receive
    benefits until July, 2013 with my first payment being July 23, 2013. They are now telling me my benefits are exhausted and it have only been about six months. Can someone please reply to me so I can give them my phone number and they can call me. Thank you.

  16. jagdish patel says:

    I have started working on february 9th 2013 and still working.I need to find out how much money paid by my employer untill now in case if i get fired how much i get?Thanks i like to speak in person on phone i tried many times no success.I am still working in Brookville ohio state.

  17. Eileen Watson says:

    How do you get a pin number? Can you get it by calling?

  18. Susane Hutchinson says:

    my employer is cutting my hours to 25 per week, can I file for partial? If I refuse to come in 5 days a week at 5 hours a day anc get fired can I file? With gasoline over $4 per gallon the expense of driving would put me at a loss. What solucions are available?

    • Baggie says:

      Hi Susane,

      You can collect benefits as your working hours have been significantly reduced. Please check if you have earned sufficiently and meet other eligibility requirements.

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