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Ohio jobless slips to 5% in April but employment fell by 5,700

Ohio’s unemployment rate in April slipped to 5.0 percent, but there were 5,700 fewer people employed, a new state report shows.

The state jobless rate was 5.1 percent in March and 5.0 percent in April, 2016, while the national rate in April was 4.4 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The report, released today, showed employment decreasing from March in construction (down 7,400) and manufacturing (down 5,800). Employment increased in professional and business services (up 6,100), leisure and hospitality (up 5,000) and some other sectors, the report said.

From a year earlier, employment in the state rose by 35,900.

 

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