Seneca County's October unemployment rate remained at 6.4 percent for the second month in a row, according to statistics released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
The county civilian labor force - the estimate of all people working or seeking work - grew from 28,200 to 28,400, and 100 more people are employed in October than in September, at 26,500. The number of people unemployed remained at 1,800.
The county's jobless rate and number of unemployed people in the last two months is the lowest since May 2008, which had a rate of 6.0 percent and 1,800 people jobless.
The state of Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October is 6.9 percent, which is down from 7.1 percent in September. Ohio's unemployment rate is a percentage point lower than the national average of 7.9 in October.
Four surrounding counties - Wood, Wyandot, Sandusky and Hancock - had lower rates in October than they did in September.
Three neighboring counties saw rates raise in October from September. Huron County had the most significant increase, with an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent, a 1.7 percent increase from September.
Crawford County's rate is up to 8.3 percent from 7.7 in September, and Ottawa County's rate is 7 percent, up 0.4 percent from September.
Nationally, in October unemployment rates increased 0.1 percent from September. The national rate has dropped 1 percent from October 2011 to October 2012.