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Ohio's unemployment holds steady
February matches January at 7 percent while the national rate is 7.7

Bill Cohen
In The Region:
Ohio’s official unemployment rate for February remains unchanged from January at 7 percent even. The leveling off follows nearly three years' worth of small but steady decreases in Ohio's jobless rate.

Still, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the leveling off masks a positive development. Ben Johnson talks about that in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen.

Ohio unemployment holds steady

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That’s Ben Johnson of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. More than 400,000 Ohioans are now officially classified as unemployed. Ohio’s jobless rate, 7 percent even, remains below the national rate, which is 7.7 percent.
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