COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- State officials are ready to release Ohio's unemployment rate and other jobs data for November.
The latest numbers were due for release Friday morning.
The state rate has varied only slightly throughout this year and had been hovering below the U.S. rate. But the Ohio rate for October was higher than the U.S. rate of 7.3 percent for that month.
Ohio's seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October was 7.5 percent, the highest for Ohio since March 2012. The number of unemployed workers in the state that month was 427,000, up 2,000 from September.
The state compiles its report using data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau.