Ohio unemployment dips slightly for month of July

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(WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 10.3% in July, down slightly from 10.5% in June, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

"The number of unemployed Ohioans declined in July, and the unemployment rate decreased to 10.3%," ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said. "Job gains in the private sector were partially offset by continuing jobs losses among government workers."

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 614,000, down from 625,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 22,000 in the past 12 months from 636,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 10.6% in July 2009.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 9.5%, unchanged from June.

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