Less volatile four-week average dropped by 7,500 to 269,500.
Teens competing to offset shortage
Sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.
Hiring slipped for the second straight month to just under 5.1 million.
More than 16,000 job openings in northwest Ohio were posted on the state’s Ohio-MeansJobs website from mid-March through mid-April. The network said it had almost more than 1,000 ads from the prior month, but more than 3,000 fewer openings
Labor costs rose at 4.5 percent rate.
Kasich aide says data skewed, state will wind up with surplus.
Fed chair says U.S. economy improving, but uncertainties remain.
Findlay company top from northwest Ohio.
Publicly traded insurers have seen share of market shrink vis-a-vis mutual companies.