Ohio Unemployment Rate Remains 5.2% in June

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in June, unchanged from May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday.

Nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 1,900 over the month, from a revised 5,398,600 in May to 5,396,700 in June.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 296,000, down 6,000 from 302,000 in May.

The number of unemployed has decreased by 26,000 in the past 12 months from 322,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.6% in June 2014.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 5.3%, down from 5.5% in May and down from 6.1% in June 2014.

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