Fewer Ohioans jobless in February

snow

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in February.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says today that the seasonally adjusted rate in February was 6.5 percent, which was down from 6.9 percent in January. It’s the state’s lowest jobless rate since June 2008.

The state’s rate has dipped below the national rate, which was 6.7 percent in February.

The announcement comes on the heels of a U.S. Department of Labor report saying Ohio had the second-biggest job gains of any state in January, adding 16,700 positions.

 

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s