Unemployment State jobless rate increases to 5.8 percent
The state's unemployment rate was five-point-eight percent in June, up from five-point-six percent in May. The national rate was five-point-six percent, unchanged from May. Morgan County had the highest unemployment rate in June at 16-point-one percent, while Delaware and Holmes County had the lowest rates at three-point-six percent.
The number of unemployed workers in Ohio was 339-thousand, up from 329-thousand in May. The number of unemployed decreased by 30-thousand over the year from 369-thousand. The unemployment rate in June 2003 was six-point-two percent.
The county and city rates are unadjusted, meaning they do not take into account seasonal adjustments in employment.