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OH unemployment rates drop significantly over last year

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Not seasonally adjusted, Ohio's unemployment rate in September is 6.5 percent, down from 8.2 percent last year. (Photo Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services) Not seasonally adjusted, Ohio's unemployment rate in September is 6.5 percent, down from 8.2 percent last year. (Photo Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services)

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Ohio's unemployment rate has significantly decreased over the last year countywide.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate for Ohio is 7 percent. Not seasonally adjusted, the rate is 6.5 percent.  

Ohio's unemployment rate not seasonally adjusted in September 2011 was 8.2 percent. In September 2008, the rate was 7 percent.

Northwest Ohio counties have also seen a drop in rates. In September 2011, Erie County's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent. In September 2012, the rate fell to 5.7 percent. Hancock County rates fell from 7 percent to 5.3 percent. Lucas County rates fell from 9.3 to 7.5 percent. Toledo's rate alone dropped from 10.1 to 8.2 percent.


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The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate dropped in September to 7.8 percent, the lowest level since Obama's first month in office. The rate not seasonally adjusted is 7.6 percent.

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