Ohio’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4% last month, down from 4.6% in February, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. That is compared to the U.S. unemployment figure of 3.8%. Ohio’s smaller unemployment number came despite a loss of 2,400 manufacturing jobs in March, due largely to the GM plant closing in Lordstown.
During the past 12 months, Ohio has added 39,800 jobs. The state’s unemployment rate has been below 5% since September 2017. 04/22/2019