COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's monthly unemployment and jobs data are due to be released as Republican incumbent John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald face off in a gubernatorial race that is sure to focus on the state's economic position.
The state Department of Job and Family Services was scheduled to release April employment figures on Friday.
Ohio's unemployment rate dropped from 6.5 percent in February to 6.1 percent in March, its lowest level in six years.
A department spokesman said the rate fell because more people were working and the size of the labor force shrank.
FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive in Cleveland, argued that the rate decline could be attributed to Ohioans giving up on their job searches and said the governor's policies work for only a few.
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