Ohio unemployment rate for October down to 5.3 percent from 5.6 percent in September

Associated Press

Ohio's unemployment rate was down slightly to 5.3 percent for October.

The Department of Job and Family Services released last month's figures on Friday morning.

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The unemployment rate had held steady at 5.7 percent in July and August, then dropped to 5.6 percent for September. The Ohio unemployment rate was slightly better than the national rate, which was 5.9 percent for September.

Last year's October unemployment rate was 7.5 percent.