The jobless rate in Seneca County increased for the first time in four months.
The labor force estimate, released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, showed the unemployment rate increased from 9.2 percent in May to 10.1 percent in June. The unemployment rate was 11.2 percent in June 2010.
June's increase is the highest rate since 10.3 percent unemployment in March, which was a decrease from two months of unemployment rates above 11 percent.
The estimated number of people employed was 26,200 in June, slightly lower than 26,400 in May. The civilian labor force estimate, the sum of all people older than 16 who are working or seeking work, remained at 29,100 after an increase in March.
Increased unemployment rates were reported for each county surrounding Seneca, with Hancock County reporting with the lowest rate (8.4 percent) and Crawford County reporting the highest rate (11.8 percent). Most counties had a lower rate in June 2011 than a year earlier.
Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 8.6 percent in May to 8.8 percent in June.
The seasonally adjusted national rate increased to 9.2 percent unemployment in June from 9.1 percent in May.