From the Dayton Business Journal…
Dayton region unemployment rate drops to 10.1%
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Dayton area unemployment rate in November resumed its downward slide.
The November jobless rate for the Dayton metropolitan statistical area was 10.1 percent, down from 10.4 percent in October, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
This year, the local unemployment rate fell during nine out of 11 months, only rising during June and October. The Dayton MSA includes Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.
In the city of Dayton, the unemployment situation last month also showed slight improvement. The unemployment rate dropped to 11.8 percent from 12.2 percent, remaining well below the November 2009 rate of 12.9 percent.
And, in Montgomery County, the unemployment rate fell to 10.5 percent in November, down from 10.9 percent in October and 11.6 percent in November 2009.
In the rest of the Dayton region, rates also hovered around the 10 percent mark, falling into the single-digits in all but three counties — Clark, Montgomery and Shelby — of the nine-county area. Unemployment rates only rose in Preble County last month and remained below year-ago levels in all nine counties.
November unemployment rates by county
• Butler, 9 percent, down from 9.2 percent in October and 9.5 percent in November 2009;
• Clark, 10 percent, down from 10.2 percent in October and 10.4 percent in November 2009;
• Darke, 9.6 percent, down from 9.5 percent in October and 11.2 percent in November 2009;
• Greene, 9.2 percent, down from 9.6 percent in October and 10.1 percent in November 2009;
• Miami, 9.5 percent, down from 9.8 percent in October and 11.5 percent in November 2009;
• Preble, 9.8 percent, up from 9.7 percent in October and down from 11.5 percent in November 2009;
• Shelby, 10.7 percent, down from 11.1 percent in October and 13.3 percent in November 2009; and
• Warren, 8.4 percent, down from 8.5 percent in October and 8.8 percent in November 2009.