the republic logo

Ohio reports 5.1 percent unemployment rate for February; unchanged from previous 2 months

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state says Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February, unchanged from the previous two months.

Friday's report from the state's Department of Job and Family Services shows Ohio had 291,000 unemployed workers in February, down about 2,000 from January. Ohio's February unemployment rate was lower than the same month in 2014, when it was 6.2 percent.

Ohio's jobless rate is below the national rate for February of 5.5 percent, which dropped slightly from the previous month.

The latest Ohio data shows employment gains in industries including construction, manufacturing, leisure, hospitality, and trade, transportation and utilities.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.