Unemployment Ticks Down As Employers Add 7,600 Jobs

Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.0 percent in April. The state's workforce grew by 7,600 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 7,000 people left the state's unemployment rolls.(Photo: Flickr)
Ohio's unemployment rose to 7.0 percent in April. The state's workforce grew by 7,600 workers, while a second survey of workers showed about 7,000 people left the state's unemployment rolls.(Photo: Flickr)

Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the state’s unemployment rolls.

That’s according to the latest monthly jobs report released by state labor officials on Friday . It says Ohio’s unemployment rate fell from 7.1 percent in March to 7 percent last month.

The reports says leisure and hospitality led all sectors by adding 5,300 jobs in April. Other major gains came in trade, transportation and utilities (3,500); manufacturing (2,400); and education and health services (800).

Professional and business services lost the most positions (2,300), followed by construction (1,400) and financial activities (1,000).

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