September rate slips slightly
Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in September, down from 7.2 percent in August, according to data released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,800 over the month from the revised 5,190,000 in August to 5,177,200 in September.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 406,000, down from 413,000 in August. The number of unemployed has decreased by 91,000 in the past 12 months from 497,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 8.6 percent in September 2011.
The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 7.8 percent, down from 8.1 percent in August, and down from 9.0 percent in September 2011.