Ohio's unemployment rate dropped to 10.7% last month, down from 10.9% in April. The lion's share of that jump came from the hiring of nearly 17,000 Ohioans into temporary census positions. Those jobs will end soon, leaving those people out of work. Ben Johnson at the state Department of Job and Family Services says that's part of the volatility he expects over the next year - periods of job growth and job loss.
Johnson says Ohio also saw an increase in manufacturing and hospitality & leisure jobs last month. The national unemployment rate for May was at 9.7%, a full point higher than Ohio's.