Ohio sees higher unemployment in February 2017

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 6:17 PM EDT
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Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.1% in February 2017.

That's slightly higher than the 5% reported in January and in February 2016.

Ohio's unemployment rate was a bit higher than the national rate, which dropped from 4.8% in January to 4.7% in February.

The state department of job and family services says Ohio's non-agricultural employment increased by more than 15,200 in February.

The sectors that saw job gains included construction, leisure and hospitality, education, and health services.

Job losses were reported in state government, financial activities, mining and logging.

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