Number of unemployed Ohioans down slightly in October


COLUMBUS, Ohio The state unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October, unchanged from the September rate.

The state says the number of workers unemployed in Ohio in October was 352,000, down from 355,000 in September. The number of unemployed has increased by 25,000 in the past year from 327,000.

The state originally reported an unemployment rate of 5.7 in September and then adjusted the rate.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Helen Jones-Kelley says the state s labor market held steady in October with a slight decrease in goods and service-providing industries.