Analysis of UI Benefits in Ohio

Research Report

Analysis of UI Benefits in Ohio

July 30, 2008

Abstract

This report examines benefit payments in Ohios unemployment insurance (UI) program. The report compares average recipiency rates and replacement rates with national averages over the past four decades. It then reviews detailed aspects of benefit recipiency including monetary eligibility, first payment rates, benefit duration and replacement rates. The report identifies four areas where access to benefits could be broadened: reduced base period earnings requirements, enhanced eligibility for part-time workers, establishment of worksharing and establishment of self-employment assistance.

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