State Releases April Jobless Figures

May 16, 2014

Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped to the lowest level in more than six years.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the seasonally-adjusted rate for April is 5.7 percent, down four-tenths of a point from March and the lowest rate since February 2008. Non-farm payrolls increased by nearly 13 thousand. The number of unemployed Ohioans in April was 328 thousand, a decline of 26 thousand from March.