Summertime Does Nothing To Curb Ohio's Unemployment Rate

OHIO (WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 11.1% in June, up from 10.8% in May, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 33,000 over the month, from 5,133,200 in May to 5,100,200 in June.

"Ohio's labor market continued to weaken in June," ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said. "Significant job losses in both the goods-producing and service-providing industries led to an increase in the unemployment rate to 11.1 percent."

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 662,000, up from 647,000 in May. The number of unemployed has increased by 279,000 in the past 12 months from 383,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was up from 6.4 percent in June 2008.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 9.5%, up from 9.4% in May.

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