For the first time in nine months, Ohio’s unemployment rate went up last month. The news has the political spin machines working on high speed.
Ohio’s jobless rate was 5.7 in July, up from 5.5 in June. Ben Johnson with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that’s not reason to think that means the state’s economy is failing:
“We don’t think that the overall trend has changed. We believe that the economy is slowly improving and will continue to slowly improve.