There are 468,414 people in Ohio who have applied for unemployment in the last two weeks, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said during a press conference Thursday.
That figure represents 100,000 more people that have applied in the first three months of 2020 than the total of people who applied in 2019, Husted said. In 2019, there were 364,603 jobless claims statewide.
The state has created a job search website on their coronavirus website to help people find jobs.
Additionally, the state has expanded staffing and hours to continue to process unemployment applications, Husted said.