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Region's Jobless Rate Down Slightly In August


Central Ohio's unemployment rate declined last month. 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the rate fell one-tenth of a point from July to 3.8 percent. 17 hundred new jobs were added.  Franklin and Fairfield counties had rates of 3.8 precent. The rate in Delaware is 3.4 percent, with Madison and Union at 3.5 percent. The rate in Licking and Morrow counties is 3.9 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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