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Ohio's Jobless Rate Dips in October

The state says Ohio's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in October, up slightly from 7.2 percent in September.

The figures released Friday show that the number of unemployed workers in October was 435,000, up from 433,000 in September. The number of unemployed people has increased by 91,000 in the past 12 months.

The rate this October was up from the 5.7 percent rate a year earlier.

The state's 7.3 percent unemployment figure tops the national rate of 6.5 percent.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio's labor market continued to reflect a weakening national economy.

The agency said job losses occurred in both goods-producing and services industries. ---