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Unemployment rates fall in all but two Ohio counties

Unemployment rates fall in all but two Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- From July to August, non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates declined in all but two of Ohio's counties. It went up from 7.3 to 7.4 percent in Hocking County and stayed flat at 6.4 percent in Madison County.

Mercer County again had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.3 percent. There were six Ohio counties with unemployment rates at or below 5.5 percent: Mercer, Holmes, Delaware, Auglaize, Geauga, and Union.

Pike County's 12 percent was the state's highest. In fact, there were seven counties will double-digit unemployment in August. All were in southern and eastern Ohio: Pike, Meigs, Scioto, Adams, Morgan, Jefferson, and Monroe.

Among the state's 15 largest cities with populations of over 50,000 unemployment rates were either up or flat compared to a year ago in 10. It went down in five: Hamilton, Springfield, Cleveland, Lakewood, and Cincinnati.

Youngstown had the highest unemployment rate among cities at 10.1 percent. Lakewood's 5.8 percent was the lowest.

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