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Unemployment rate increases in Seneca County

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TIFFIN, OH (TiffinOhio.net News) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released unemployment rates for July.

Seneca County’s unemployment rate was 4.5% in July, compared to 4% in June. The rate was 4.6% in July 2018.

The statewide unemployment rate was 4.0% in July, the same as in June and down from 4.6% in July 2018. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.7% over the month, down from 3.9% in July 2018.

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 4,500 over the month, from a revised 5,588,500 in June to 5,593,000 in July, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics in cooperation with ODJFS.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 235,000, up 2,000 from 233,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 28,000 in the past 12 months from 263,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.6 percent in July 2018.

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