The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released state figures this morning noting that Ohio’s unemployment rate increased to 7.0 percent in January, up from 6.7 percent in the month of December. The number of workers unemployed in the state of Ohio in January was 399,000, up from 385,000 in December. Ohio’s unemployment rate in January 2012 was 7.6 percent.

Ohio’s February 2013 unemployment rate and nonagricultural wage and salary data will be released by the ODJFS on Friday, March 22, 2013. This information and the monthly statistical summaries on which it is based are available here.