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Unemployment up in Erie, Huron counties

Tom Jackson • Aug 24, 2011 at 5:00 AM

The recovery from the recession hit a bump in the road in July.

Unemployment rose a bit in Erie and Huron counties, and also across Ohio, according to new figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The agency reported Tuesday that unemployment in Erie County rose from 7.7 percent in June to 8.1 percent in July. That’s still better than the 9.2 percent recorded in July 2010.

Local unemployment rates

County                      July                      June                July 2010

Erie                            8.1                        7.7                    9.2

Huron                        12.7                      11.6                  11.9

Ottawa                       9.7                        9.8                   10.8

Sandusky                    9.4                        8.7                    9.5

Seneca                      10.2                       10.0                 11.1

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