OHIO, Ohio — A website that tracks Ohio unemployment numbers was shut down Wednesday by social-media company Instagram, which said it was being used to promote the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
A company spokesman, David A. Karp, confirmed the shutdown to The Associated Press.
It wasn’t immediately clear who was behind the website.
It was built by Ohio Job Center, a nonprofit organization that collects unemployment data for the state.
It was started by former Ohio Gov.
It has been used to track the unemployment rate, pay benefits, and more, Karp said.
The website’s primary goal was to help people find jobs.
The company did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
The website had about 400,000 visitors a day, and about 3,000 new visitors a week, Kepnes said.
It didn’t appear to be connected to the Republican National Committee or Trump’s campaign, he said.
Ohio’s unemployment rate has been falling in recent weeks.
But the state’s labor force participation rate, which measures people who are actively looking for work but are still unemployed, hit a new low of 60.7 percent in March.