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State Reports Slight Decline In Unemployment

May 19, 2017

Ohio's unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 5 percent in April.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says non-farm payrolls fell by 57 hundred in April.  The state gained jobs in sectors including professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, financial activities and local government. The state lost jobs in the construction, manufacturing and state government sectors.