The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released state figures this morning noting that Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in September, down from 7.2 percent in the month of August. The number of workers unemployed in the state of Ohio in September was 406,000, down from 413,000 in August. Ohio’s unemployment rate in September 2011 was 8.6 percent.

As noted in our October 5 blog post, the U.S. unemployment rate decreased from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September, down from 9.1 percent in August 2011.