State jobless rate rises in November

The state’s unemployment rate was 5.4% percent in November, up from 5.1 percent in October.

The national unemployment rate for November was 4.5%, up slightly from the October rate of 4.4%.

“While Ohio’s unemployment rate increased in November, the number of people working during the month held steady,” said Barbara Riley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

“Gains in employment in service-providing industries were offset by losses in manufacturing.”

Monroe County had the highest rate of unemployment in October, 9.4%, while Delaware County had the lowest rate at 3.3%.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 321,000, up from 306,000 in October. The number of unemployed has decreased by 20,000 in the past 12 months from 341,000.

The November unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.8% in November 2005.

The county and city rates are unadjusted, meaning they do not take into account seasonal adjustments in employment.

COUNTY RATE Adams 7.0 Allen 6.2 Ashland 5.2 Ashtabula 6.2 Athens 5.0 Auglaize 4.3 Belmont 5.1 Brown 6.6 Butler 4.8 Carroll 5.1 Champaign 4.7 Clark 5.4 Clermont 5.1 Clinton 4.8 Columbiana 6.1 Coshocton 6.1 Crawford 6.8 Cuyahoga 5.2 Darke 5.3 Defiance 5.2 Delaware 3.3 Erie 5.8 Fairfield 4.3 Fayette 4.7 Franklin 4.5 Fulton 5.3 Gallia 5.7 Geauga 3.9 Greene 4.9 Guernsey 5.8 Hamilton 5.1 Hancock 4.3 Hardin 5.2 Harrison 5.6 Henry 5.3 Highland 5.4 Hocking 5.6 Holmes 3.8 Huron 7.0 Jackson 7.2 Jefferson 6.3 Knox 4.6 Lake 4.3 Lawrence 4.9 Licking 4.6 Logan 4.5 Lorain 5.2 Lucas 5.7 Madison 4.9 Mahoning 5.9 Marion 5.0 Medina 4.2 Meigs 7.9 Mercer 3.8 Miami 5.2 Monroe 9.4 Montgomery 5.9 Morgan 8.0 Morrow 5.0 Muskingum 6.3 Noble 6.2 Ottawa 7.4 Paulding 4.6 Perry 6.4 Pickaway 5.4 Pike 8.3 Portage 4.7 Preble 5.6 Putnam 4.9 Richland 6.0 Ross 5.7 Sandusky 5.6 Scioto 6.9 Seneca 4.9 Shelby 4.2 Stark 5.3 Summit 4.9 Trumbull 6.0 Tuscarawas 4.6 Union 4.5 Van Wert 4.7 Vinton 7.8 Warren 4.2 Washington 5.0 Wayne 4.3 Williams 6.3 Wood 4.8 Wyandot 5.4 CITY RATE Hamilton 5.4 Springfield 5.9 Cleveland 6.7 Cleveland Hts. 4.2 Euclid 5.4 Lakewood 4.3 Parma 4.9 Columbus 4.6 Cincinnati 5.8 Mentor 3.9 Elyria 5.1 Lorain 6.4 Toledo 6.1 Youngstown 7.5 Dayton 6.9 Kettering 4.9 Mansfield 6.1 Canton 6.4 Akron 5.6 Cuyahoga Falls 4.3 (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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