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State jobless rate decreases to 5.6 percent in May

Ohio's unemployment rate dropped slightly in May to five-point-six percent. That's down from five-point-eight percent in April. The national rate was five-point-six percent, unchanged from the previuos month.

State officials say Morgan County had the highest unemployment rate in May at 13-point-eight percent, and Holmes County had the lowest rate at two-point-nine percent. About 327-thousand Ohio workers were unemployed in May, down from 343-thousand in April. The county and city rates are unadjusted, meaning they do not take into account seasonal adjustments in employment.

COUNTY RATE

 Adams 10.3; Allen 5.7; Ashland 6.2; Ashtabula 6.9; Athens 4.0; Auglaize 4.1; Belmont 4.7; Brown 6.2; Butler 3.9; Carroll 6.5; Champaign 5.5; Clark 6.3; Clermont 4.4; Clinton 4.4; Columbiana 6.6; Coshocton 8.8; Crawford 8.0; Cuyahoga 6.2; Darke 5.3; Defiance 5.9; Delaware 3.0; Erie 5.2; Fairfield 4.9; Fayette 4.7; Franklin 4.5; Fulton 4.7; Gallia 6.5; Geauga 4.0; Greene 4.4; Guernsey 6.7; Hamilton 4.7; Hancock 4.0; Hardin 4.5; Harrison 5.9; Henry 5.8; Highland 5.3; Hocking 7.6; Holmes 2.9; Huron 7.0; Jackson 7.9; Jefferson 7.4; Knox 4.3; Lake 5.2; Lawrence 5.8; Licking 4.9; Logan 4.0; Lorain 5.8; Lucas 7.4; Madison 4.6; Mahoning 6.9; Marion 5.6; Medina 4.6; Meigs 13.5; Mercer 4.2; Miami 4.6; Monroe 9.9; Montgomery 5.6; Morgan 13.8; Morrow 5.3; Muskingum 6.4; Noble 7.2; Ottawa 5.9; Paulding 4.8; Perry 8.8; Pickaway 5.0; Pike 9.3; Portage 4.6; Preble 4.8; Putnam 5.7; Richland 6.6; Ross 6.0; Sandusky 6.1; Scioto 8.4; Seneca 6.1; Shelby 3.9; Stark 5.8; Summit 5.0; Trumbull 5.9; Tuscarawas 5.0; Union 3.8; Van Wert 4.1; Vinton 10.7; Warren 3.7; Washington 5.7; Wayne 4.3; Williams 5.6; Wood 4.7; Wyandot 3.8;

CITY RATE Hamilton 5.9; Springfield 7.9; Cleveland 11.7; Cleveland Hts. 3.9; Euclid 4.8; Lakewood 4.0; Parma 2.9; Columbus 5.3; Cincinnati 6.8; Mentor 4.4; Elyria 6.3; Lorain 8.5; Toledo 8.6; Youngstown 12.1; Dayton 9.6; Kettering 2.8; Mansfield 8.3; Canton 9.2; Akron 6.9; Cuyahoga Falls 3.4;

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