Local unemployment rate down

The unemployment picture in November was a mixed bag in the region.
In Brown County, the jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent in November from 5.1 percent in October.
That November rate is a 19 year low for Brown County.
Clermont County saw a similar decline to 3.9 percent in November from 4.1 percent the previous month.
Clinton County saw the biggest drop in the unemployment rate, going from 5.4 percent in October to 5.0 percent in November.
Highland County saw a small decline to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in October and Adams County saw a slight rise in the jobless rate in November to 6.4 percent from 6.3 percent in October.
The regional and state picture was mixed as well, with the rate in the Cincinnati Metro Area, which includes Brown County, dropping to 4.0 percent in November from 4.2 percent the previous month.
The situation at the state level was reversed with the unemployment rate climbing to 4.4 percent in November from 4.2 percent in October.
In the 88 counties of Ohio, the unemployment rate fell in 66 counties, rose in 15 and stayed the same in seven.
Brown County was in 36th place for the highest unemployment rate in the state.
Monroe County had the highest jobless rate in Ohio at 9.0 percent, followed by Noble County at 7.9 percent, Meigs County at 7.2 percent, Pike County at 7.0 percent and Jefferson County at 6.9 percent.
The lowest unemployment rate in the state was in Mercer County at 2.8 percent.