COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unemployment rate in Ohio continued to climb in October, reaching 10.5 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

“Ohio’s labor market continued to show weakness in October,” ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said.

The number of unemployed workers increased from 594,000 in September to 618,000 in October, according to ODJFS.

The national unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in October.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest losses of the month were in construction, manufacturing and retail trade.

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