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August Regional Jobless Rate Down From July

The unemployment rate in Columbus and central Ohio fell by six-tenths of a point to 3.6 percent in August. The Ohio Department of Job and Family services says that 's typical for the month as businesses reduce their temporary summer workforce. Delaware, Madison and Union counties had rates at or below 3.5 percent, the lowest in the region. Licking County had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. Perry County had the highest rate it the region at 5.1 percent.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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