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Ohio Unemployment Unchanged From August

Ohio's jobless rate stayed flat at 9.1 percent in September, even though the state shed about 21,000 jobs. Leisure and hospitality performed the poorest, losing about 6,300 jobs. Educational and health services lost more than 5,000 positions, goods-producing industries shrank by 4,600, and financial activities lost some 2,900 workers. Only information services and trade, transportation, and utilities gained positions in September. Ohio saw 14 straight months of decreased unemployment from the peak rate of 10.6 percent in September 2009, but has seen flat or increased unemployment since May.