Unemployment Cost Control – The highest experience rate for Ohio employers increased from 9.0% in 2018 to 9.2% in 2019.  As this figure varies from year to year, so will the rate brackets within the annual rate schedule created by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).  This variable factor and the cost of claims being charged to employers are the primary reasons organizations will pay more to ODJFS.   Avoid paying more and get a good start on controlling your unemployment expenses in the new year!  Contact your CareWorks Comp Program Manager, Bob Nicoll at (800)837-3200 ext. 58595 to discuss the multiple ways our unemployment program can benefit your organization.