That comes after more than 104,000 claims were filed in the previous week.
Those numbers are sure to rise as state unemployment offices catch up with the number of people who have been unable to successfully file claims.
Coronavirus has killed more than 86,000 people and infected 1.5 million worldwide.
The program won't be operational in OH until mid-May for those workers, according to Husted, but payments will be backdated to the time of unemployment. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to create a platform for these workers to begin receiving these benefits.
A handful of tech companies, highlighted by Google, teamed up to help the New York State Department of Labor's online unemployment application page, which has been overwhelmed since the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Continuing claims - which are reported with a one-week lag and represent Americans now receiving unemployment benefits - jumped by 4.4 million to 7.46 million in the week ended March 28.
The Department of Labor is also instituting what it's referring to as a "call back" system. Hundreds of thousands of freshly let go New Yorkers have tried to apply for unemployment in the past few weeks, but many applicants experienced system crashes that left them empty-handed.
All of that money will be paid by the federal government and will not come out of the state's fund.
According to recent data, the United States lost 10% of its workforce in only three weeks, with more than 6.6 million jobless claims made since March. The state has also added a button to its unemployment insurance site to request an electronic pin, which claimants need to continue in the unemployment process.
Though Oregon saw a 1167.82 percent increase in initial unemployment claims year over year, WalletHub found this to be the lowest state-level increase in the U.S.