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Published: Thursday, 7/27/2006

Joblessness rises in area

The jobless rate in Ohio dropped last month, but the figures jumped or stayed the same in all northwest Ohio counties, the state Department of Job and Family Services said yesterday.

The lowest jobless rate in the state in June was Delaware County s 3.3 percent, and the lowest in northwest Ohio was Hancock County s 4.2 percent. Highest in the state was in Monroe County, 9.8 percent, and highest locally was in Huron

County at 6.6 percent.

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