Clinton County’s jobless rate unchanged from July to August

News Journal staff report

COLUMBUS — After three straight months of Clinton County’s unemployment rate improving, the jobless rate stayed the same from July to August, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Clinton County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.7 percent in August.

The state agency also reported there were about 1,500 unemployed people in Clinton County in August, the same round number it reported for July.

On the positive side, the agency stated there were 16,400 Clinton Countians employed in August.

Clinton County’s jobless rate of 8.7 percent compares to the state of Ohio’s 8.8 percent rate in August (for consistency, neither rate is seasonably adjusted).

News Journal staff report