Ohio Excludes Many from Unemployment Compensation

February 8, 2006

Ohio is the only state in the country in which a worker earning the minimum wage and working all year for 35 hours a week will not qualify for unemployment compensation. Similarly, it is the only state in which a worker making $9 an hour working all year for 20 hours a week will not qualify. Those are two of the key findings of a February 2006 analysis by the National Employment Law Project, released by Policy Matters Ohio, on how Ohio’s monetary eligibility standard for unemployment compensation compares with that of other states.

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