LUCAS COUNTY -- The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services announced on Friday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in April, down from 6.1 percent in March.
That translates to an increase of 12,600 nonfarm wage and salary employees.
Michael Vey is the Workforce Development Coordinator for Ohio Means Jobs Lucas County.
"In the last couple of weeks warehousing operations have picked up speed and there has been growth in trucking and manufacturing," Mr. Vey said.
He said that companies hit hard by the Great Recession are ramping up hiring.
"We're hearing from some companies we haven't heard from in awhile saying we could use your help again," Mr. Vey said.
Seasonally adjusted figures for Ohio's counties will be released on Tuesday.