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Ohio's Unemployment Rate Now 13.7 Percent

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State officials today said Ohio’s unemployment rate was 13.7 percent in May, down from a revised 17.6 percent in April. 

Non-farm payrolls rose by 127 thousand over the month to more than 4.8 million. Ohio Had 788 thousand jobless  workers in May, down by 111 thousand from April. Ohio gained jobs in construction and manufacturing, and the leisure and hospitality sectors. 

Here's a link to the full release.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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