OHIO — Ohio’s unemployment rate jumped to 6.4 percent last month, the highest since February, the state’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.
The jobless rate is a measure of the overall unemployment rate.
The state also reported an increase in unemployment in February, and a slight decrease in January.
The number of people working full-time fell 0.7 percentage points to 5.1 million.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has revised up its February unemployment rate to 6 percent from 5.3 percent.
The latest BLS data comes amid a federal judge’s ruling that states must provide food stamps to the same number of low-income households as they do now, as required by federal law.
The ruling has not been implemented by Ohio, which has said it will appeal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.