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Ohio's Jobless Rate Declined Slightly In September


Ohio's unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in September, down one-tenth of a point from August. 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says 472,000 people were jobless in September, down 38,000 from August.

Non-farm payrolls rose last month by more than 41 thousand to a revised total of nearly 5.2 million.

Ohio gained jobs in the manufacturing, construction, and leisure and hospitality sectors.

Here's a link to the department's full release.

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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