Ohio unemployment rate drops to 5.5 percent

Below national level and lowest in 7 years


COLUMBUS — The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped again in May.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said today the seasonally adjusted rate in May was 5.5 percent, which was down from 5.7 percent in April and 6.1 percent in March. It’s the state’s lowest jobless rate in seven years.

Ohio’s rate remains below the national rate, which was 6.3 percent in April and May.