Ohio unemployment up slightly in month of June

(WOIO) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 8.8% in June, up from 8.6% 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 517,000, up from 508,000 in May.

The number of unemployed has decreased by 78,000 in the past 12 months from 595,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 10.1 percent in June 2010.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 9.2%, up from 9.1% in May.

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