Last updated 11:02PM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Ohio unemployment rate rises
(WOUB) - Cleveland's unemployment rate went into
double digits last month, and southeast Ohio's Morgan County was
almost there, according to new state figures.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says among the state's largest cities, Cleveland had the highest jobless rate for June, at 10.1 percent. Meigs led the counties, with an unemployment
rate of 10 percent.

Columbus and Cuyahoga Falls shared last month's lowest unemployment rate among cities: 5.7 percent.

Delaware, Holmes and Mercer counties tied for the lowest county rate, all with joblessness at 4.9 percent.

On Friday, officials said Ohio's statewide unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up from 6.3 the month before.
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