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Unemployment dives into spring

Tom Jackson • May 24, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Things are looking better in the Sandusky area for people looking for a job.

New unemployment figures released today show that Erie County's unemployment rate fell to 8 percent in April, down from 9.6 percent in March and 11 percent in April 2010.

Ottawa County's unemployment rate is now 12.6 percent. It's fifth in the state in unemployment, but that's an improvement over March, when the rate was 16.2 percent, highest in the state.

County              April 2011       March 2011          April 2010

Erie                         8.0                   9.6                      11.0

Huron                     11.6                13.5                      13.9

Ottawa                   12.6                 18.2                     13.7

Sandusky                8.6                   9.5                      10.8

Seneca                    9.4                 10.3                      12.1

Read more of the story in Wednesday's Register or e-paper.

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