Ohio unemployment rate unchanged for August

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s unemployment rate for August is unchanged from the previous month.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released last month’s 5.7 percent unemployment rate figure Friday morning.

July’s report had showed the state’s unemployment rate at 5.7 percent, which was below the nation’s jobless rate. But Ohio’s figure was up from the seasonally adjusted rate in May and June of 5.5 percent.

Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 12,400 over July. And the number of unemployed workers in Ohio rose by 7,000 — from 316,000 in June to 323,000 in July.

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