Ohio's unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a point to 5.1 percent in February.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says non-farm payrolls increased by more than 15 thousand last month. Ohio saw job gains in the construction, leisure and hospitality, and educational and health services sectors. Job losses are reported in the state government and financial activities sectors. The number of jobless workers rose by 7 thousand to 294 thousand. The national unemployment rate is 4.7 percent.