Ohio’s unemployment rate has hit an 18-year low, according to state data, falling to 4.3% last month. That is the lowest level since July 2001. Several Ohio counties have seen their jobless rate fall below 3.5%. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is 3.6%.
Year-over-year, Ohio’s non-agricultural jobs have grown by 44,000, with 2,900 new jobs in the manufacturing sector. Since February 2010, Ohio has gained 593,900 jobs, according to federal reports. 5/20/2019