The state's unemployment rate for September was 7%, down from the 7. 2% rate recorded in August, the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services announced Friday.
The agency said the total number of nonfarm wage and salary positions fell by 12,800 over the month to 5,177,200. The total number of unemployed Ohioans last month fell to 406,000, down from 413,000.
The national unemployment rate for September was 7.8%.