Ohio’s unemployment rate was unchanged in November from a month prior and remains higher than the national average.
The unemployment in November stood at 4.2 percent, the same it was in October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported on Friday.
The rate is, however, better now in Ohio than November 2018 when it was 4.6 percent. JFS reported there were 20,000 fewer unemployed Ohioans last month than the same month in 2018.
The federal unemployment rate improved to 3.5 percent last month, down from 3.6 percent in October. JFS reports it was 3.7 percent in November 2018.
In Ohio, there were slight gains last month in manufacturing and the service-providing industries, outpacing losses in mining/logging, construction and professional/business services.
The full Ohio JFS report can be viewed here.