Unemployment Rate in Ohio Remains Unchanged in March

As per a statistics released on Friday, unemployment rate in Ohio stands at 5.1% between February and March 2015. The statistics released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services remains unchanged during the period.

During the same time period, the number of jobs in Ohio increased by 1,500. The number of jobs increased from 5,385,000 in February to 5,386,500 in March. In the last 12 months, the number of unemployed people in state has declined by 50,000. Also, the jobless rate has declined from 6.0% a year ago.

In educational and health services, jobs increased by 3,500 and financial activities by 3,000, information sector by 900 and trade, transportation and utilities by 500. But losses were seen in construction, professional and business services and in leisure and hospitality.

On Tuesday, county unemployment rates would be released. In February, rates declined across the area with Van Wert County reporting a 4.6% jobless rate. Allen County was at 5.4%, Putnam County at 4.6%, Auglaize County was at 4.1% and Mercer County was down to 3.7%.

The data have been produced in cooperation with the US Department of Labor. The sources include Current Population Survey, Current Employment Statistics Program and Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate increased in March. The unemployment rate has increased for the third straight month, as the number of jobs has declined and the number of people seeking jobs has increased.

The survey has found that the state's labor force has increased by 2,000 to around 6.4 million people. In a different survey of employers, payrolls have declined by around 13,000 jobs.