Unemployment Continues Downward Track

Ohio added about 28,000 jobs in February to bring the unemployment rate to its lowest since November of 2008.(Photo: Burt Lum (Flickr))
Ohio added about 28,000 jobs in February to bring the unemployment rate to its lowest since November of 2008.(Photo: Burt Lum (Flickr))

Ohio’s unemployment rate is continuing it’s slow-but-steady decline.

The latest jobs report from the Department of Job and Family Services lists a February jobless rate of 7.6 percent. That’s down from 7.7 percent in January.

ODJFS spokesman Ben Johnson says the state added about 28,000 jobs in February, and about 4,000 people left state unemployment rolls.

The trade, transportation and utility sector gained about 7,000 jobs, while construction ganied about 4,000 positions, health care increased by about 5,000 positions, and governments gained about 5,000 jobs, led by hiring in community colleges.

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