Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana jobs report: Ohio adds 32,000 jobs in May, more than other state

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CINCINNATI - The state of Ohio added more jobs in May than any other state.

The Buckeye state added 32,100 jobs during the month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ohio was tied with Nebraska and South Dakota for the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (0.6 percent).

Despite the increase in jobs, Ohio's overall unemployment rate for the month is 7 percent. That number is unchanged from April.

The Hoosier state also saw a drop in statewide unemployment. While the number went down by 0.2 percent, the jobless rate in Indiana is still above the national average at 8.3 percent.

There is some positive overall news for the state. Indiana has seen an increase of 41,400 jobs between May 2012 and May 2013.

Unemployment figures rose a bit in Kentucky in May. The jobless rate went up 0.2 percent to 8.1 percent from April to May.

Over the past year, the unemployment rate in the Commonwealth is down from 8.3 percent. 

The current national unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

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