Ohio's jobless rate inches downward again

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s unemployment rate continued its slow downward march in November, state officials reported today.

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent — down slightly from 6.9 percent in October and 7.1 percent in September.

It’s the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008, and it’s down more than a full percentage point from November 2011, when it stood at 8.1 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate has remained below the national rate, which was 7.7 percent in November and 7.9 percent the previous month.

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