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Lucas County unemployment drops to 7.8 percent, Toledo to 8.4 percent

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Unemployment in Lucas County fell again in April, hitting 7.8 percent. That number is down from the 8.5 percent reported in March, and the 8.0 percent reported in April of 2012.

In the city of Toledo, unemployment is dropping as well. The city saw 8.4 percent unemployment in April, down from 9.1 in March and 8.6 a year ago.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimates there are 192,100 employed Lucas County residents, with 16,300 still looking for work.

Both the city and county are above the statewide average for unemployment, which dropped to 6.7 percent in April.

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