Unemployment in Ohio and nationally
The latest monthly jobs data shows that Ohio's unemployment rate rose slightly in January. Read the Associated Press story on Ohio's job numbers here.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonably adjusted unemployment rate for January was 7 percent — up from 6.7 in December.
The slip reversed a trend of incremental progress in lowering the rate over a number of months. The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, but the process is slow.
The national unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent in February 2013, its lowest since December 2008 (7.3). Ohio's unemployment rate for February 2013 is not available.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Text by the Associated Press