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Lucas County unemployment drops to 8.7%, Toledo to 9.2%

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Unemployment in the Lucas County dropped a full percentage point last month, falling from 9.7 percent in January to 8.7 percent in February.

The city of Toledo showed even more improvement. Toledo now sits at 9.2 percent unemployment. That number is down from 10.4 percent just a month earlier.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimates there are 189,200 employed Lucas County residents, with 18,000 still looking for work. In Toledo, the department says there are 117,500 people working with 11,900 unemployed.

To see complete county-by-county unemployment estimates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, click here.  

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