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State's Jobless Rate Rose Slightly In August


Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. 

The Ohio Department of  Job and Family Services said Friday the rate was 4.1  percent in August, up one-tenth of a point from the previous month. The national rate was 3.7 percent in August, unchanged from July.  Non-farm payrolls increased by 3,700. The state gained jobs in educational and health services; professional and business services; financial activities; and other services exceeded losses in leisure and hospitality; information; and trade, transportation and utilities. Manufacturing lost 1,200 jobs from July to August while the construction sector lost 200 jobs.

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