Unemployment rate falls last month in metro Toledo

11/20/2012
BLADE STAFF
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Job seekers line up for a job fair outside the Akron Urban League in September.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Editor's note: This version corrects some of the rates for October.

Unemployment rates fell last month in metro Toledo and across northwest Ohio, figures released today show.

The jobless rate in Lucas County was 7.3 percent last month, down from 7.6 percent the month before and 9.2 percent for the same month last year, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Toledo’s rate slipped to 8.0 percent, down from 8.2 percent in September and 9.9 percent a year earlier.

The rate in Wood County dipped to 5.9 percent in October, down from 6.3 percent the month before and from 7.6 percent a year earlier. In Fulton County, the rate was 6.2 percent in October, down from 6.5 percent in September and 7.9 percent a year earlier.

The statewide rate, released last week, was 6.9 percent in October, down from 7.1 percent a month before and 8.3 percent a year earlier. The national rate, released two weeks ago, was 7.9 percent last month, up from 7.8 percent in September but down from 8.9 percent a year ago