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Ohio's Unemployment Rate Drops to Seven-Year Low

Posted June 20th, 2014 @ 4:55pm by Matt Bruning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSPD) -- Ohio's unemployment rate hasn't been this low in seven years.

The Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday that May's seasonally-adjusted rate was 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent in April.

According to ODJFS, the state added 2,900 jobs in May. Gains were seen in the manufacturing, professional and business services sectors.

The construction and leisure and hospitality sectors lost jobs.

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

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