Ohio Department of Job and Family Services April's Jobless Rate Drops, But The State Also Lost Jobs Last Month By Karen Kasler • May 19, 2017 The jobless rate fell last month, but the state also lost jobs. That doesn't seem to make sense, but the state says there's positive news here. Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged For Two Months, As State Reports More Ohioans In Labor Force By Karen Kasler • Mar 3, 2017 Karen Kasler The state’s jobless rate was 5% for January, which is unchanged from December. But officials say there’s good news in that number. Ohio's Unemployment Rate Ticks Up A Little Higher In September By Jo Ingles • Oct 21, 2016 Mega Pixel/Shutterstock.com Ohio’s jobless rate ticked up slightly last month.