State jobs agency set to release Ohio’s May employment data

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are ready to reveal whether Ohio’s unemployment rate rose again in May after increases in April and March.

The Friday morning report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also will show employment data from sectors such as construction, manufacturing and health care.

State officials said last month that Ohio’s unemployment rate rose in April to 5.2 percent, up from 5.1 percent in March.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 302,000, up 8,000 from March.

The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 5 percent, unchanged from March.