State officials say Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 4.6%.
That is down slightly from 4.7% in January but up from a year ago, when the state rate was 4.5%. It also remains higher than the national unemployment rate, which is at 3.8%.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the state's nonagricultural employment dropped by 8,200 jobs from January to February. The agency says job losses were reported in sectors including construction, manufacturing, and leisure and hospitality.