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Unemployment in Buckeye State rises in June

Rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017.

State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has increased from May to June.

The state's unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent last month.

The rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017.

The national rate was 4 percent in June, up from 3.8 percent in May and down from 4.3 percent in June 2017.

The state Job and Family Services Department says Ohio's non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased by 79-hundred jobs from May to June.

The agency reports job gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services.

Information exceeded losses in trade, transportation and utilities and in educational and health services.

The state reports the construction industry lost 26-hundred jobs while manufacturing gained 19-hundred jobs in June.


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