- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent in June, unchanged from the previous two months.

The Friday morning report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Ohio had 296,000 unemployed workers in June, down 6,000 from 302,000 unemployed workers in May.

Ohio’s June unemployment rate was down from the same month last year, when it was 5.6 percent.

The state saw gains in June in sectors including educational and health services and local government. Areas with the biggest job losses were leisure and hospitality and professional and business services.

Ohio’s unemployment rate has remained below the national rate, which was 5.3 for June.

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