Unemployment Ticks Down As Employers Add 7,600 Jobs
Ohio employers added some 7,600 jobs last month as 7,000 people left the stateâ€™s unemployment rolls.
Thatâ€™s according to the latest monthly jobs report released by state labor officials on Friday . It says Ohioâ€™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).