Ohio unemployment rate drops slightly for May, to 4.1%


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly from April to May.

State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1% last month, down from the revised 4.2% in April and 4.6% in May 2018.

The state rate remained higher than the national rate of 3.6% last month. That was unchanged from April and down a bit from 3.8% a year earlier.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased by 3,900 from April to May.

The sectors reporting job gains included manufacturing and leisure and hospitality. The agency reports job losses in areas including construction, financial activities, and educational and health services.

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