Unemployment rate hits 8 percent in Erie County

The unemployment rate in Erie County jumped to 8 percent in September, according to new statistics issued this week by the state Dep
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

The unemployment rate in Erie County jumped to 8 percent in September, according to new statistics issued this week by the state Department of Job and Family Services.

That compares to 6.7 percent in August and 5.3 percent in September 2007.

The unemployment rate also rose in Huron County, but declined in Ottawa County.

Unemployment rates

County - Sept. 08 - Aug.08 - Sept. 07

Erie - 8.0  6.7  5.3

Huron - 10.2  9.0  6.8

Ottawa - 7.3  7.9  5.3

Sandusky - 7.1 7.3 5.3

Seneca - 7.2 7.2 5.1

Source: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services