The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released state figures this morning noting that Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.8 percent in November, down from 6.9 percent in the month of October. The number of workers unemployed in the state of Ohio in November was 391,000, down from 396,000 in October. Ohio’s unemployment rate in November 2011 was 8.1 percent.

As noted in our December 7 blog post, the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.7 percent in November from 7.8 percent in October, down from 8.7 percent in November 2011. The national employment summary for December 2012, non-agricultural wage and salary data will be released by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday, January 4, 2013.