Ohio unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped again in May.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April. It’s the state’s lowest jobless rate in seven years.

Ohio’s rate remains below the national rate, which was 6.3 percent in April and May.

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