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Latest Ohio / Dayton Unemployment Figures

DAYTON- Ohio’s unemployment rate continues to drop, indicating economic improvement in the state. Figures from the United States Bureau of Labor statistics show that the state has seen an overall 1 percent decrease in jobless Ohioans from September to February.  However, local rates in the Dayton Metropolitan area are still high. 

Dayton’s jobless rate in October was at 9.3 then fell to 8.3 percent in November.  It has been rising since then and now stands at 8.8 percent for January.  Figures for February and March are not yet released for the City.

So called "real-unemployment" figure remain hard to determine as people stop looking for work and fall off the unemployment rolls.