Ohio's jobless rate dips a bit in September

posted by Ken Stevens - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio added more than 10,000 jobs between August and September, leading to a slight dip in the state's unemployment rate.  However, it remains higher than the U.S. rate. That, too, fell in September.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the state unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in September compared with 5.4 percent the previous month.

Ohio's unemployment rate in September 2016 stood at 5 percent.

The national rate was 4.2 percent in September compared with 4.4 percent in August, and 4.9 percent in September, 2016.

ODJS says Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased by 10,500 from August to September.

Job gains in trade, transportation and utilities; educational and health services; and leisure and hospitality surpassed losses in financial activities, other services, information and professional and business services.

Manufacturing and construction both showed gains last month.

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