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OH's unemployment rate drops in December

The number of unemployed in Ohio has decreased by 133,000 in the past year. (Source: Raycom Media) The number of unemployed in Ohio has decreased by 133,000 in the past year. (Source: Raycom Media)
(WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December 2014, down from 5 percent in November 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,100 over the month, from a revised 5,325,300 in November to 5,330,400 in December.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in December was 278,000, down 9,000 from 287,000 in November. 

The number of unemployed has decreased by 133,000 in the past 12 months from 411,000. The December unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.1 percent in December 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, down from 5.8 percent in November and down from 6.7 percent in December 2013.

According to data, employment gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, along with educational and health services surpassed losses in trade, transportation, and utilities.

Find a complete breakdown on the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website.

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