George Hiotis

State Releases Jobless Numbers

by George Hiotis on June 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

Ohio’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for May. State officials released the new numbers Friday morning. The rate was the same as April, after falling from 7.1 percent the two previous months. The Ohio rate has consistently remained below the national level. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent. The state’s leaders have said Ohio’s economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.