Ohio's unemployment rate holds steady for 3rd straight month

There's been no movement in Ohio's unemployment rate.

The state's Department of Jobs and Family Services released the latest numbers Friday and they show that Ohio's jobless rate held steady at 7.2% for the third straight month. It's the lowest level since september 2008.

Ohio's rate has remained about 1 point below national unemployment rate, which dropped from 8.3% in july to 8.1% in august.

The number of unemployed Ohio workers dropped by about 5,000, from 418,000 in july to 413,000 last month.