Saturday, July 17, 2010
Ohio Unemployment Drops As More Give Up Looking For Work
The state says Ohio’s unemployment declined to 10.5 percent in June, from 10.7 percent in May, as fewer people looked for work.You could shout about the dropping unemployment, but there's more.
State Department of Job and Family Services spokesman Ben Johnson says it’s possible that some out-of-work Ohioans chose to take a summer break from job searching to spend time with family.
The state’s jobless rate is a full percentage point higher than the national rate of 9.5 percent.Nothing to shout about here. We still have a long way to go.
Along with unemployment, hiring in Ohio went down slightly in June. Officials say temporary census workers lost work, and that offset moderate job gains in the private sector.
The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 625,000, down from 641,000 in May. The state’s overall employment outside of farms went down by 1,500 last month.
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