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Published: Tuesday, 7/23/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Unemployment rates up for metro Toledo

City at 9.3 percent; Lucas County at 8.5 percent


The state released unemployment rate estimates for Ohio's biggest cities and all 88 of Ohio's counties today, and rates were up across metro Toledo.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the June unemployment rate in Lucas County was 8.5 percent, up from 8 percent in May and up from 8.3 percent in June, 2012. 

The rate was up similarly in Toledo, jumping to 9.3 percent in June from 8.7 percent in May. In June, 2012, Toledo's unemployment rate was 8.9 percent. 

The numbers are not seasonally adjusted, and state officials say it's not necessarily fair to compare month-to-month changes. They say a better comparison is year-over-year. 

In Fulton County, the June unemployment rate was 7.9 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May and 7.1 percent in June, 2012. In Ottawa County, the June rate was 8 percent, up from 7.8 percent in May, but lower than June, 2012, when the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. In Wood County, the June rate was 7.5 percent, up from 7 percent in May. Wood County's unemployment rate in June, 2012, was also 7.5 percent.

The statewide, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate -- announced Friday -- rose in June to 7.2 percent, up from 7 percent the previous two months. At 7.2 percent, the rate was the highest it's been in Ohio since August of last year. 

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