While a lack of jobs remains a persistent problem, the unemployment rate has continued to ease, across Ohio and in the Sandusky area, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Sandusky's budget experienced a scary good run this summer, thanks largely to Cedar Point's Halloweekends.
Through Oct. 19, the city is looking at a $200,000 to $500,000 surplus, following a surge in tourism dollars.
Unemployment rose in Erie County in September as the tourism business slowed down, but the picture is better than it was a year ago, according to statistics released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Sandusky has lost nearly 8 percent of its population over the last 10 years, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. If accurate, the estimate means the city's population dropped from 27,844 to 25,651 in the last decade, a decrease of about 2,200 people.