The unemployment rate in Seneca County has dropped to the lowest since 2010.
According to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the jobless rate in November was 7.9 percent, a decrease from two months of 8.7 percent unemployment. The rate is down from 10.2 percent in November 2010.
Estimates put the unemployment rate at the lowest since November 2008, when it was 7.8 percent. However, the civilian labor force - the estimate of all people working or seeking work - was at 28,500 in November, compared to 30,400 at that time.
In November, it was estimated 26,300 people were employed, an increase from October reported number of 26,200. Estimates for both months showed 2,300 were unemployed and looking for work in November.
Most neighboring counties also had lower unemployment rates. Hancock County had the lowest reported unemployment rate at 6.5 percent, down from 7.4 percent in October. Ottawa County was the only to increase, with a reported 11.9 percent November unemployment rate following 9.2 percent in October.
The seasonally adjusted rate in Ohio was 8.5 percent unemployment in November, down from 9 percent in October. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 9.6 percent in November 2010.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in November, a decrease from 9 percent in October.