Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in April 2014, down from 6.1 percent in March. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 12,600 over the month, from a revised 5,285,000 in March to 5,297,600 in April.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in April was 328,000, down 26,000 from 354,000 in March. The number of unemployed has decreased by 94,000 in the past 12 months from 422,000.

The April unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 7.3 percent in April 2013.

The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in March, and down from 7.5 percent in April 2013.