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Local Unemployment Rate Declined In October


State officials say Cleveland had the lowest unemployment rate of any metro area in October. 

Cleveland's rate was 3.2 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  The rate for the Columbus metro area was 3.6 percent, down two-tenths of a point from September. Delaware County had the lowest jobless rate in the region at 3.2 percent. Madison and Union counties had rates of 3.3 percent. Franklin County’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent last month.

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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