Ohio Unemployment Office Locations

Ohio does not have walk-in service for UI claimants.

Call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-888-642-8203, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

To file a new unemployment claim or to reopen a previously filed claim,
you must call on the day associated with the first letter of your last name:

For last names beginning with A through I, please call on Monday.
For last names beginning with J through L, please call on Tuesday.
For last names beginning with M through S, please call on Wednesday.
For last names beginning with T through Z, please call on Thursday.
If you have missed your filing day, please call on Friday.


37 thoughts on “Ohio Unemployment Office Locations”

  1. stevan says:

    I’m trying to file, but when i get to method of payment(direct deposit) to my bank account they ask that the bank fax
    the bank info.I went to the bank and they did just that.Now the screen freezes and i can’t get out to go to the
    next thing they require, and I can’t contact anyone nor do they tell me where to go from there, what do i do???

    1. Sam says:


      Please call the Claims Center for assistance. The phone numbers will be provided in the “Contact Us” section of the official website of the Unemployment Office in your state.

  2. Sean Cutlip says:

    What is the main address to the Ohio unemployment office or correct address

  3. michael w widemire says:

    iv worked for a company for 3 yrs as full time. they have reduced my hours to 16 a week can I collect unempolment. I also collect ss I’m 68 yr old.

    1. Sam says:


      If the number of working hours were reduced, you can claim unemployment benefits for the lost hours. Please consider applying.

  4. thomas tetting says:

    I have worked in MI for 20 years but live in Ohio. I was told that I need to register for UI in MI but, join the job bank inOhio. How do I go about that?

    1. Sam says:


      I suggest that you call the Unemployment Office in Ohio for further instructions in this regard.

  5. Agnes Straub says:

    Hi, I am a caseworker for child support in KY, I need to send a termination of withholding to Ohio Unemployment. Can you give me the address of where to send this? The employee works in the Cincinnati area. Thank you.

    1. Sam says:

      The Unemployment Office may have dedicated centers for specific paperwork. Please visit the website below for further information.

  6. Damien says:

    I need to obtain a form simply stating I am unemployed.
    I need nothing else.
    Just a verification form of unemployment.
    Is this possible to obtain and, if so, where and how soon may I get one?

    1. Sam says:

      I am not sure if the government will provide such forms.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further directions in this regard.

  7. Bill says:

    After being on hold for 42 minutes I finally reached a live human and was promptly disconnected. Is there any way to leave a call back number so when an agent becomes available they could simply call me?

    1. Sam says:

      I am not really sure if the option exists. Please call back and explore the options available.

      You can also find additional information and phone numbers on the official website.

  8. james supple says:

    trying to call but cannot get thru there’s a problem with my application it says to contact office I have been trying for three days

    1. Sam says:

      Please let us know what the issue is. Are the phone lines busy?

  9. Becky says:

    My job is being relocated to the south at the end of the year. I was wondering if you could collect unemployment and social security at the same time. I will be 65 in January 2017 but my offical retirement date is 2018.

    1. Martin says:

      Most states do provide both these benefits.

      Since you’re nearing retirement, please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  10. steve olding says:

    I have filed a application online recieved a pin number through the mail 1/25/16 and I am unable to file a weekly claim online what is the problem and what could i do about this

    1. Martin says:

      Please call the claims center on the phone numbers provided for update on claim status.

  11. dan hereda says:

    In 53 years of working I have never filed for unemployment. Then, I filed for the first time when I was laid off on 12/31/2015 and have yet to receive anything but numerous pieces of paper, e-mails and phone messages all saying the same thing. I have complied with all instructions that I am aware of. The automated phone system is a joke. The first time I called I opted to have them call back at a set time….they never called. The next time i waited 48 minutes and got a lady who said there was a glitch but then said she corrected it, I thanked her and hung up…..still nothing. This system is ridiculous!!!!!

    1. Martin says:

      It can be frustrating at times. You have every right to the claim.

      Please follow up at regular intervals.

  12. Sonal says:

    I filed for my unemployment on 1/3/2016 and have yet to receive my unemployment benefits. I have done my waiting week and also have been determined, when should I expect my first payment? It has been four weeks now? Also what day does unemployment get dispersed?

    1. Martin says:

      Well, you must have had it by now since it generally does not take more than 10 business days.

      Please call the claims center immediately for an update.

  13. Dominic says:

    I have been trying to file for unemployment in Ohio for a month now. I have been denied because I have not worked at a job long enough even though I submitted my W2 form for the year! I had been with the same company for 17 years. I try to call and I get hung up on my the automated phone service. So is the goal to piss people off enough or to make it so hard that they just give up?

    1. Martin says:

      I am sorry to hear about your experience. Well, its a government agency. All we can say is keep trying various phone numbers (find more on the official website) or see if you can visit the nearest office inn your area.

  14. Helen Demblewski says:

    have worked for my company for 11 years and they have just sold the business to another company. Iam 67 years old and if I am offered to stay I do not think I will be physically able to do this job..My work would be considerable harder. Can I collect unemployment

    1. Martin says:


      If you quit voluntary due to personal reasons such as health, you will not qualify.

  15. Brendan Cunningham says:

    my employer is located in West Chester , OH , I live in VA. My job requires me to work all over the country. Virginia Employment Commision seems to think I should apply for benefits in OH. Ant info you can provide would be appreciated.
    Brendan Cunningham

    1. Adrian says:

      If you quit voluntarily, you may not be eligible. Please call the claims center and apply accordingly if they are ok.

  16. Ronald Haas says:

    how will I be able to get help from the unemployment office if I am a felan? Is there any special department?

    1. Adrian says:

      Please call the customer service on 1-877-644-6562 to get further assistance. You don’t have to really visit an office unless its a requirement.

      Unemployment can be filed online or over the phone.

  17. Steve says:

    I recently accepted a position on WPAFB with a new contractor who took over effective 1 Sep 14. They have since informed me I MUST use my own vehicle to drive around base and perform inspections(<100). If I refuse to use my own vehicle and am "let go", will I be eligible for unemployment as I would have been if I wouldn't have taken thier offer?

    1. Adrian says:

      You have neither accepted the offer nor have you worked in this role. You will not be able to apply on the basis on the job you never worked.

      If you have worked before this,please consider applying.

  18. susan says:

    i started a part time job while collecting unemployment. after working 1 day they told me that i would only be offered 12 hours a week for 3 weeks, then only 3 hours after that. what happens to my unemployment if i quit this job?

    1. Adrian says:

      You can continue filing for the min. hours not worked in a week. Please call the claims center before you make any changes for specific advice.

  19. SONYA BELL says:

    I have a check that was issued to me in April 2013 that I did not open until last week. I wanted to know how that check can be reissued to me?

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