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Columbus Area's Jobless Rate For January Was 4.2 percent

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State officials say the unemployment rate in central Ohio was the lowest among metro regions in January, at 4.2 percent. 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says rates in all counties and metro areas rose due to the loss of holiday jobs. The data was collected before concerns about the coronavirus. Eight counties had unemployment rates at 4 percent or lower, including  Delaware, Union and Franklin.

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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