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Ohio's unemployment rate increased to 4% in April

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

Ohio's unemployment rate climbed to 4% in April. That's a jump of a 2/10 percentage point from March.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the number of unemployed workers in April increased by 10,000 to 230,000.

Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased by 2,500 during the month, from a revised 5,640,100 in March to 5,637,600 in April.

In April 2023, the unemployment rate in the state was 3.4%. 

The U.S. unemployment rate is 3.9%. That also increased from 3.8% in March 2024.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.