Unemployment rate creeps up in Erie County

The unemployment rate in Erie County and neighboring counties increased slightly in December.
Melissa Topey
Jan 22, 2013


The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Tuesday released December's unemployment figures which show unemployment rates were up across the region.

Ottawa County showed a December unemployment rate of 10.9 percent, up from 9.5 percent in November.

In Huron County the unemployment figure came in at 10.3 percent. a one percent jump from 9.3 the month before.

Erie County residents came in at 7.0 percent in December, up from 6.4 percent the month before.

Sandusky County saw a slight increase with December's unemployment figure coming in at 6.8 percent, up from 6.4 percent in November.

The state said Ohio's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, down from 6.8 percent. This is the lowest since July 2008.


County    December 2012    November 2012     December 2011
Ottawa        10.9                         9.5                           12.8
Huron         10.3                         9.3                            11.3
Erie              7.0                          6.4                             8.5
Sandusky    6.8                          6.4                            8.3


Taxed Enough Already

Hey wait I thought Barry was making it all better?!?!?! WTF


Post election adjustment ....

There you go again

Aren't we suppose to have an unemployment rate of 5% or something like that?
Please, Obama, don't tell me it was another broken campaign promise!!!


I am suprised it is only a "slight" increase...after the holidays all the seasonal help is terminated. Just like any other "offical" statistics or forecast I take it with a grain of salt. All the numbers are twisted, withheld or explained away.


Hmmm, unemployment goes up during the "busy" retail shopping month. Hmmmm, are the sales numbers accurate. I thought this was a great year for the recovery LOLROFLMAO. Sorry Obozo, you lose in Nohio.


Nice cherry-picking folks. Take a sec and read the last sentence of the article. It says that the overall state unemployment rate FELL from 6.8% to 6.7%, the lowest since 2008. I suppose you'd rather return to the final months of the the Bush presidency, when we were LOSING 800,000 jobs each month?

Republicans have lost 4 of the last 6 presidential elections. 5 of 6 if you count the shenanigans in Florida in 2000. Meanwhile, the GOP panders to a continually shrinking demographic. Let's see, I can listen to an uplifiting message like Obama's inaugural address, or I can listen to an angry, bitter person like Goofus, who refuses to see the improvement that is clearly occurring.

Folks like him insure that the GOP will continue to slide continually to the right, abandoning their base and insuring that the Democrats will remain in power. Consider this my thank you note. :)


coasterfan writes:

"...the overall state unemployment rate FELL from 6.8% to 6.7%, the lowest since 2008."

Just give Gov. Kasich credit and move on.


coasterfan...if you truly believe that the GOP and Democrats aren't doing "the same damn thing together" to the rest of the nation who pays them, then you are delusional. They aren't fighting each other as much as they are PLAYING the people. IE: us


Its those pesky veterans trying to find employment after coming back from Iraq. Glad that we are out.


It's really not that hard to find employment after leaving the military. I was able to find work a month prior to retiring back in 2008. The spoils go to those that are determined.

Just Thinkin



Well, we won't have to worry much about a Democrat being elected during the next Presidential election. Word on the street is that the Dems are gonna run babbling Joe Biden. His gaffes make George Bush look eloquent.


@ KnuckleDragger:


Listening to the Dem spin-doctors will be like sittin' in front of a fan. "What he meant to say was..." (ad nausium)

Biden outa step down in two yrs. and put another in. Incumbents are hard to displace.

(Always said that Clinton shoulda resigned and made Gore POTUS.)

I'm just looking at this politically you must understand.