The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released state figures this morning noting that Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in October, down from an adjusted 7.1 percent in the month of September. The number of workers unemployed in the state of Ohio in October was 396,000, down from 406,000 in September. Ohio’s unemployment rate in October 2011 was 8.3 percent.

As noted in our November 2 blog post, the U.S. unemployment rate increased slightly in October to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September, down from 8.9 percent in October 2011.