The unemployment rate in Seneca County is up for a second month.
According to information provided by the Department of Job and Family Services, the jobless rate for July was estimated at 10.2 percent, above the updated estimate of 10 percent for June. Seneca took a major upswing in June after reporting a 9.2 percent unemployment rate in May 2011.
Seneca's unemployment rate was lower than the July 2010 estimate of 11.1 percent.
In addition, the civilian labor force - the estimate of people older than 16 years old working or seeking work - decreased in July to 29,300 compared to 29,400 in June. Estimates showed 26,300 people were employed in July and 3,000 were recently unemployed or actively seeking work.
Numbers for adjacent counties were mixed. Huron County had the highest unemployment rate, rising to 12.7 percent in July compared to 11.6 percent in June. Hancock reported the lowest rate, remaining unchanged at 8.3 percent.
The seasonally adjusted rate in Ohio was 9 percent unemployment in July, compared to 8.8 percent in June.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 9.2 percent in June to 9.1 percent in July.