Unemployment rates fell 0.7 percent in Seneca County from 9.6 percent in February to 8.9 percent in March, according to statistics released from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Out of Seneca County's estimated 28,400 civilian workforce, 2,500 are unemployed, compared with February's 28,200 civilian workforce, where 2,700 were unemployed.
The civilian workforce is the sum of people employed and seeking work.
The surrounding county with the lowest unemployment rate was Hancock County at 6.5 percent. Ottawa County had the highest rate at 13.1 percent.
Hancock County dropped from 8.4 percent in February to 6.5 percent in March 2012.
Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5 percent and the national rate was 8.2 percent in March. These are down from Ohio's March 2011 rate of 8.8 percent and the nation's March 2011 rate of 8.9 percent.