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Unemployment Benefits

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A controversial bill that would cut unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio is temporarily on hold.

State officials say the number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits last year were the lowest since 1973.

Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

One of the more controversial issues at the Statehouse these days is how to deal with unemployment insurance benefits.

The state says it's delaying the enforcement of new regulations that require Ohioans to do more to get unemployment insurance benefits. 

The Labor Department says the number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits in Ohio fell last week by nearly 14-hundred.