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The unemployment rates in Ohio have decreased since February 2013 and have been going down for the last months. The current unemployment rate for February 2014 in Ohio is 6.5 percent. It went down from 6.9 in January. The number of unemployed individuals in February was 377,000 down 18,000 from the 395,000 reported in January. The national unemployment rate has decreased since last year but has gone up slightly since last month. The national unemployment rate for February was 6.7, up from 6.6 in February but down from 7.7 in February 2013.
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Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (in thousands) in Ohio compared on a national scale:
Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,600 from 5,284,600 in January to 5,280,000 in February. The goods-producing industries decreased 4,700 jobs being at 871,200 in February. The private service-providing sector in February is at 3,655,500, increasing 4,100 jobs. The government lost 5,900 jobs.
Highest unemployment rates based on counties in Ohio:
Lowest unemployment rates based on counties in Ohio:
For more information on the unemployment rates in Ohio, please visit http://ohiolmi.com/ or http://www.bls.gov/ where you will find all the statistics, reports and more for Ohio and the U.S.
The sources on this information were taken from the Ohio Department of Labor and the Ohio Labor Market Information.