Area unemployment rates drop

COLUMBUS Unemployment fell in Erie County last month, according to statistics released Tuesday by th
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

COLUMBUS

Unemployment fell in Erie County last month, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

The unemployment rate in Erie County was 6.4 percent in March, down from 6.9 percent in February.

Unemployment in Erie County tends to fall as the summer tourist season draws near. But the figure of 6.4 percent is lower than the 6.7 percent unemployment rate reported a year ago in March 2006.