State Unemployment Ticks Down After 13,900 New Jobs in October

Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.9 percent last month, the second straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.(Photo: Flickr)
Ohio's unemployment fell to 6.9 percent last month, the second straight drop after a summer of flat employment reports.(Photo: Flickr)

The latest state jobs report says Ohio’s unemployment rate fell for a second straight month last month.

The report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists an October jobless rate of 6.9 percent, down from 7 percent in September. The report says the state added nearly 14,000 jobs last month, and about 10,000 people left unemployment rolls.

The report says service-providing industries added 16,000 jobs in October. Employment in professional and business services increased by about 7,300 workers, and government agencies added about 5,200 jobs.

Construction added about 300 jobs, while trade, transportation and utilities lost about 3,800 positions, and manufacturing shed about 2,200 jobs.

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