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Lucas County unemployment falls to 8.5%, Toledo to 9.1%

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Unemployment fell in both the city of Toledo and Lucas County in March.

The jobless rate fell to 8.5 percent in Lucas County, down from 9 percent just a month earlier. In the city of Toledo, unemployment dropped to 9.1 percent, a decrease from 9.6 percent in February.

Both the city and the county are slightly above the rates posted a year ago, in March of 2012.  At that time Lucas County saw 8.4 percent unemployment, with 9.1 percent in Toledo.

Both are also above the statewide average for March, which fell to 7.3 percent from 7.8 percent in February.

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