Lowest Jobless Rate In 6 Years

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:03 AM
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The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in April to the lowest level in more than six years.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in April was 5.7 percent, which was down from 6.1 percent in March. It’s the state’s lowest jobless rate since the same rate in February 2008.  Ohio’s rate remains below the national rate, which fell to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March.  Ohio’s rate remains below he national average rate, which fell to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March.  The number of unemployed workers in Ohio in April was 328,000 down 26,000 from March.


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