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Where Is the Unemployment Office in Lakewood, Ohio?

Do you need to file for unemployment benefits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio? The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations administers unemployment benefits in Ohio.

If you haven’t applied for unemployment benefits recently (or ever), you might think you have to go into the local unemployment office and file your claim in person. These days, however, it’s much easier – and sometimes, required – to file your claim online, as explained below. 

Contacting the Unemployment Office in Cuyahoga County

You may want to contact your local unemployment office to check on your claim, speak to a representative, or otherwise manage your unemployment benefits application. 

The main phone number for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations is 877-644-6562 .

To reach your local unemployment office in Ohio by phone, use the following numbers:

Cleveland:866-576-0006

Columbus: 866-217-0008

Dayton: 866-541-0187

Toledo: 800-589-2799

Youngstown:866-221-0558

All other areas: 877-644-6562

Finding Your Local Job Center

Local job centers -- sometimes called One-Stop Career Centers or American Job Centers --can help you with cover letters, resumes, and job search efforts. You may be required to register with a job center as part of your ongoing obligation to look for work while collecting benefits. 

Job centers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio include:


source: U.S. Department of Labor

CLEVELAND: OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County

Phone: 216-664-4673

Email:

Veterans Rep: Mathew Katona, Phone: 216-664-2774, Email: Matthew.Katona@jfs.ohio.gov

Website: www.employmentconnection.us/

ADDRESS:

1020 Bolivar Road
Cleveland, OH 44115

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CLEVELAND: OhioMeansJobs Cleveland - Cuyahoga County

Phone: 216-777-8200

Email:

Veterans Rep: Lisa Anderson, Phone: 216-777-8158, Email: lisa.anderson@jfs.ohio.gov

Business Rep: Anthony Fluellen, Phone: 216-777-8171, Email: Anthony.Fluellen@ulagency.org

Website: https://www.omjcc.us/en-US/jobseekers.aspx

ADDRESS:

1910 Carnegia Avenue
Free Parking off East 19th
Cleveland, OH 44115

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CLEVELAND: OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County

Phone: 216-898-1366

Email:

Veterans Rep: Mike Ellis, Phone: 216-898-8357, Email: michael.ellis@jfs.ohio.gov

Business Rep: Jen Martinez/Josh Collins (Veterans Business Representative), Phone: 216-664-3886 (Jen)/216-898-6102 (Josh), Email: jen.martinez@ulagency.org; joshua.collins@jfs.ohio.gov

Website: www.employmentconnection.us/

ADDRESS:

11699 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44130

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How to Collect Unemployment Benefits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

You can file for unemployment benefits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio or otherwise manage your unemployment benefits application at the website of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations.

For more information on how to contact your local office and file an application for benefits, see How Do I Apply for Benefits in Ohio? 

Make sure you’re prepared when you call the office or begin your online application for benefits by reading Checklist: Information You’ll Need to File for Unemployment.

To find out whether you meet the eligibility requirements to collect unemployment benefits in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, see Who Is Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Ohio? 

To calculate your weekly benefit amount, see How Much Will I Collect in Unemployment Benefits in Ohio?