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.
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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