COLUMBUS - While the national unemployment rate increased from 9.1 percent in May to 9.2 percent in June, state jobless rates throughout the midwest followed suit.

Unemployment in Ohio jumped back to 8.8 percent in June, up from 8.6 percent the previous month, according figures released Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). The number of employed workers in the state, but so did the number of jobless Ohioans.

The state's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 10,600 over the month, from the revised 5,095,000 in May to 5,105,600 in June. Leading the way were increases leisure and hospitality and in educational and health services. Manufacturing jobs were down by 3,000, but the number of construction jobs increased over the same time by 2,800. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in Ohio climbed by 9,000 to 517,000.

The state's unemployment rate had declined for 14 consecutive months before the figure stalled unchanged from April to May at 8.6 percent. The June report marks the first increase in the state's jobless rate since early 2010. Over the past 12 months, the number of unemployed has decreased by 78,000. The jobless rate has dropped in that amount of time from 10.1 percent to 8.8 percent.

The story in Indiana was similar as the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percent to 8.3 percent in June. Private sector employment decrease by 6,200 in June in the Hoosier State.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Mark W. Everson chose to emphasize the positive aspects of the latest unemployment report. "This month, the nation and most of our neighboring states saw an increase in the unemployment rate. While this month's news nationally and here in the state is discouraging, it is important to note that over the past year Indiana has seen a 2 percent drop in the unemployment rate from 10.3 percent to 8.3 percent," he declared.

Elsewhere around the midwest, the unemployment rate in Illinois rose from 8.9 to 9.2 percent in June. Michigan saw a jump from 10.3 to 10.5 percent. Kentucky, on the other hand, saw its rate fall from 9.8 to 9.6 percent.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May.