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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.

The videos below were created to help make navigating Ohio's Unemployment system a little easier.  

Logging Into Your Account
How to log into your online unemployment account for the first time.

Viewing Your Notices and Determinations / Filing Appeals
How to find, read and respond to your unemployment correspondence.  Also, how to file an appeal if you disagree with a determination.

Filing for Your Weekly Unemployment Benefits
How to file your weekly claim for benefits.

Work Search and Reemployment Activities
Claimants who file new applications for unemployment compensation and who are required to search for work must complete these reemployment activities at OhioMeansJobs.com:

  • Create or upload a resume with specifics about your work history.
  • Complete the Career Profile assessment to identify careers that match your skills and interests.

These activities must be completed by the dates specified on your New Claim Instruction Sheet. If they are not, your benefits may STOP until the activities are completed.

For help navigating OhioMeansJobs.com, click on the video links below:

Accessing and Logging into OhioMeansJobs.com 
Creating or Uploading a Resume in OhioMeansJobs.com 
Creating a Career Profile in OhioMeansJobs.com 
    
OhioMeansJobs.com A Guide for Unemployment Claimants - this guide is a single, printable version of the reemployment activity videos. 

      NOTE: If your application indicates an expected return-to-work date, verification from an employer will be requested. If you indicated that you are a student or in a union, proof of student or union status will be required, as well. If verified, your work search requirement may be waived.
          
      For additional information, please refer to the Worker's Guide to Unemployment, or contact your processing center.

             
      Click here to return to https://unemployment.ohio.gov.