Ohio's unemployment rate for April was 7.0 percent - down slightly from 7.1 percent in the two previous months.
State officials released the numbers this morning ahead of the newest statewide labor force data.
The rate has consistently remained below the national level. The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 7.5 percent.
The state's leaders have said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.
The unemployment rate in Ohio has dropped for the eighth straight month despite the non-farm payrolls decreasing by 9,500.
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