State unemployment rate remains steady in March

April 18, 2015 4:06 AM

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COLUMBUS — Unemployment in Ohio remained unchanged at 5.1 percent between February and March of 2015, according to statistics released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The number of jobs in Ohio did increase by 1,500 during that same time period. The number jumped from a revised 5,385,000 in February to 5,386,500 in March. The number of unemployed in the state has decreased by 50,000 in the past 12 months while the jobless rate has fallen from 6.0 percent one year ago.

The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 5.5 percent, unchanged from February, but down from 6.6 percent in March 2014.

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