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.