The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released state figures this morning noting that Ohio’s unemployment rate continues to slowly decline, settling at 7.2 percent in June (its lowest level since September 2008), down from 7.3 percent in the month of May. The number of workers unemployed in the state of Ohio in June was 419,000, down from 426,000 in May.

As noted in our July 6 blog post, the U.S. unemployment held steady at 8.2 percent from May to June. July 2012 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by the ODJFS on Friday, August 17, 2012.