Ohio unemployment up slightly for month of July

OHIO (WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 9.0% in July, up slightly from 8.8% in June, according to data released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 529,000, up from 517,000 in June.

The number of unemployed has decreased by 60,000 in the past 12 months from 589,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 10.0% in July 2010.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 9.1%, about unchanged from 9.2% in June.

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