Department of Labor en Ohio Reports Decline in Unemployment Applications, Nation Numbers Stay the Same <p><span class="article-content"><span>While Ohio reports the nation&#39;s largest decline in new applications for unemployment benefits, the government says nationwide numbers are mostly unchanged.<br /><br />That&#39;s seen as evidence that the struggling economy isn&#39;t generating many jobs.<br /><br />The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio claims dropped by nearly 2,800 in the week ending June 18. No reason was given for the decline, which was larger than in any other state.<br /> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:31:38 +0000 Associated Press 3138 at