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Last updated 9:35PM ET
September 21, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Unemployment in Ohio
(WOUB) - Southeast Ohio's Meigs and Morgan counties share Ohio's highest unemployment rate for August: 10.8 percent.

State officials released county and city numbers Tuesday. On Friday, they reported that last month's statewide jobless rate was 7.4 percent, a 16-year high.

Unemployment was lowest in Delaware County north of Columbus and in Holmes County, the heart of Ohio's Amish country. Both reported a 5.2 rate for August.

Among the state's largest cities, joblessness was highest in Youngstown, at an even 10 percent. Mentor, east of Cleveland, had the lowest city rate: 5.9 percent.
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