Fewer jobless Ohioans in June

Jul 20, 2012

Ohio's unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of one percent from May to June, the 11th consecutive monthly decline. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the seasonally adjusted rate is now 7.2 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

The number of jobless Ohioans fell by 7-thousand last month to 419-thousand. The state's non-farm payrolls grew by more than 18-thousand over May. The U.S Labor Department says Ohio is one of 11 states that saw their jobless rates fall last month, the lowest number since last August. Unemployment rates rose in 27 states and the District of Columbia, and stayed flat in 12 other states. U.S. employers added 80-thousand jobs last month, the third straight month of weak growth.