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Friday, 21 May 2010 09:09

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate has slipped from its highest level in more than 26 years as more people found work in both services and goods-producing industries.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the state's job market showed slight improvement in April, with unemployment going down to 10.9 percent from 11.0 percent in March.

The department had said the March rate was the state's highest since September 1983.

Ohio's April unemployment was a full percentage point higher than the national rate of 9.9 percent. A year ago in April, Ohio had joblessness of 10.0 percent.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio last month was 652,000, down from 656,000 in March. The number of Ohioans employed outside of farms increased by 37,300 in April.


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