Ohio set to release unemployment rate for June

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is ready to release its unemployment rate for June, a month after the state reported that its rate in May was at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported that the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent. That was down from 5.7 percent in March and 6.1 percent in April.

The state's rate for May remained below the national rate of 6.3 percent in April and May.

Government employment in May lost 100 jobs, to 754,400. Losses in local and federal government for that month surpassed gains in state government jobs.

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