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State Jobless Rate For March Unchanged From February

Apr 21, 2017

Ohio's unemployment rate for March is 5.1 percent, unchanged from February.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says non-farm payrolls decreased by 41 hundred last month. The state gained jobs in the construction, information, and education and health services sectors. Job losses are reported in sectors including professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and trade, transportation and utilities. The U.S. unemployment rate for March is 4.5 percent. The number of jobless Ohio workers in March was 294 thousand, unchanged from February.