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Jobless Rate For July Down From June


Ohio's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2001. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the unemployment rate for July is 5 percent, down three-tenths of a point from June. The agency credits an increase in hiring by state and local governments. Ohio had 286-thousand unemployed workers in July, down by 10 thousand from June. The service, manufacturing and construction sectors saw the biggest job losses last month.

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