President Obama departed from the South Lawn of the White House Friday. (Getty Images)
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads back to Ohio Friday, his fourth trip to the state since assuming the presidency a year ago.
Obama meets with voters at a community college in Elyria, Ohio, in the northeast part of the Buckeye State. The White House says the president will talk with workers and business owners about putting more Americans back to work. The trip to Lorian Country is the second stop on the what the administration calls the "White House to Main Street Tour."
The unemployment level in Ohio now stands at 10.9 percent.
President Obama first visited Ohio on March 6 of last year. The president attended a police class graduation in Columbus as part of a trip to tout the federal stimulus plan. Obama returned on July 23, to speak to voters at a townhall in Shaker Heights and made a third visit last year on September 7 to attend an AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic in Cincinnati.
Ohio is a crucial state in presidential elections. Obama won Ohio by 5 points over Republican Sen. John McCain in the 2008 election. According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in November, 45 percent of voters in the state approved of the job Obama's doing in the White House, with half of those questioned disapproving of his performance as president.
Ohio also has some high profile contests this November, including governor and senator.
- CNN's Becky Brittain and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report