Ohio Unemployment Declines to 4.3% in April
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in April was 4.3%, down a tenth of a percentage point from March’s 4.4% rate, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. April’s rate was down from 5.1% in April 2017.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 249,000, down 4,000 from 253,000 in March. The number of unemployed has decreased by 43,000 in the past 12 months from 292,000.
The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 3.9%, down from 4.1% in March, and down from 4.4% in April 2017.
Nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 1,000 over the month, from a revised 5,577,700 in March to 5,576,700 in April, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor in cooperation with ODJFS.
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