Ohio unemployment rate dropped slightly in April

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate fell slightly to 7 percent in April after being stuck at 7.1 percent the two previous months, according to state data released today.

The mostly static seasonally adjusted rate so far this year followed months of incremental decreases, according to numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. But Ohio’s jobless rate still has remained below the national rate, which was 7.5 percent in April and 7.6 percent in March.

In April 2012, the Ohio jobless rate was 7.4 percent.

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