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Ohio's unemployment rate rises

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Ohio's unemployment rate was 11.2 percent in July, up slightly from 11.1 percent in June, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 9,800 over the month, from 5,113,100 in June to 5,122,900 in July.

"Ohio's labor market remained relatively unchanged in July," ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said. "Job gains in service-providing industries were partially offset by job losses in goods-producing sectors."

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 664,000, up from 663,000 in June. The number of unemployed has increased by 265,000 in the past 12 months from 399,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio was up from 6.7 percent in July 2008.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 9.4 percent, about unchanged from 9.5 percent in June. Total Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment (Seasonally Adjusted) Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment rose 9,800 over the month, from 5,113,100 in June to 5,122,900 in July, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by ODJFS.

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