Record High Employment for Ohio in September

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The September jobs numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show that there were a record number of people employed in Ohio in the month of September.

JFS says over 5.6-million people held a job at some point last month, the highest ever recorded for Ohio, breaking a record set back in 2000.

The state agency also put September's unemployment rate at 4.6%, unchanged from the month of August.

The rate is down from 5% in September of 2017.

JFS spokesman Bret Crow tells the Associated Press that there were 3,400 manufacturing jobs added in Ohio last month alone. 

Despite all the positive numbers, there were job losses in the construction and leisure and hospitality sectors.

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