COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate continued to decrease in October, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Unemployment was 9.9 percent, down from 10 percent in September.

“The number of Ohioans with jobs increased, driving the unemployment rate down for the seventh consecutive month,” ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said.

The state’s unemployment rate fell below 10 percent for the first time since March 2009, Lumpkin said.

There were 588,000 unemployed workers in Ohio in October, down from 591,000 in September. According to ODJFS, the number of unemployed workers has decreased by 50,000 in the past 12 months.

The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 9.6 percent.

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services