Points to strengthening job market, inflation edging toward the central bank's 2 percent target rate.
State added jobs in construction, lost them in health and education.
Federal Reserve Chair spoke today in Chicago.
Labor Department says unemployment claims dropped by 19,000 from 242,000 the previous week.
For the 3rd straight year, Findlay topped list of similar cities.
There were 245 last month compared to 313 last year.
Spending on services was flat, and Americans spent less on long-lasting goods.
Price war helps the little guys.
The report comes from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Growth for 2016 was just 1.6 percent, the poorest showing in 5 years.