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Franklin County Jobless Rate Climbs

Franklin County's jobless rate climbed nearly a point last month but still remains below the statewide average. Franklin County's jobless rate for June stood at 9%, up from 8.2% in May.

Despite the increase, Franklin County has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state. Geauga County, near Cleveland, had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 7.9%.

Williams County, in far Northwest Ohio, had the highest; 17.6% of its workforce is unemployed. Ohio's overall unemployment rate stands at 11.2%.

Other Central Ohio Unemployment Rates

Delaware 7.5%

Fairfield 9.1%

Licking 10.3%

Madison 9.8%

Union 9.0%