Ohio unemployment dips slightly for month of June

OHIO (WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.2% in June, down from 7.3% in May, according to data released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 419,000, down from 426,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 96,000 in the past 12 months from 515,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 8.9% in June 2011.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 8.2%, unchanged from May, but down from 9.1% in June 2011.