COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio officials are planning to release the state's unemployment rate for last month, along with the newest statewide labor data.
Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has varied only slightly since the beginning of the year. It has hovered below the U.S. unemployment rate, which fell to 7.3 percent in August, the lowest since 2008. That's only because more people stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services planned to release the state's job numbers for August on Friday morning.
Ohio's unemployment rate held steady at 7.2 percent in July. Nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 5,300, bringing good news a month after Ohio reported the second-largest job loss for any state in June.