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More Ohioans getting jobs

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Ohio's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in March 2014, down from 6.5 percent in February, according to data released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 353,000, down 24,000 from 377,000 in February.

The number of unemployed has decreased by 68,000 in the past 12 months from 421,000. The March unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3 percent in March 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent, unchanged from February, and down from 7.5 percent in March 2013.

Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 600 over the month, from a revised 5,282,300 in February to 5,282,900 in March, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) in cooperation with ODJFS.

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