July 23, 2014

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Lorain County unemployment rate up

Unemployment was up in October in Lorain County as well as the cities of Lorain and Elyria but remains down compared to a year ago.

The county jobless rate was 7.6 percent in October, up from 6.8 percent in September but down from 8.4 percent in October 2011, according to figures released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

In Elyria, unemployment was was 7.7 percent in October, up from 7.1 percent in September but down from 8.0 percent in October 2011.

Lorain’s unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in October, up from 8.3 percent in September but down from 10.9 percent in October 2011.

Statewide, unemployment was 6.3 percent in October, down from 6.5 percent in September. Ohio unemployment in October 2011 was 8.0 percent. Those figures represent unemployment without adjusting for seasonal employment.

The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate for Ohio was 6.9 percent in October, down from 7.1 percent in September and 8.3 percent in October 2011.