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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Geauga, Lake--still low jobless rates

Geauga County exited July with the lowest unemployment rate of that month in Ohio’s 88 counties, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reports.
Geauga’s 7.1 percent July rate is down from 7.3 percent in June, both lower than 7.4 percent in July of last year.
Lake County’s rate dropped from 8.4 percent in June to 8.3 percent in July, both down from 8.6 percent in July last year. Mentor’s rate dropped from 7.7 percent to 7.5 percent between June and July.
Cuyahoga County’s jobless rate remained at 9.7 percent in June and July. Euclid’s rate rose from 9.8 in June to 10 percent in July.
--David W, Jones


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