The state's declining unemployment rate will soon trigger a decrease in the amount of federal unemployment compensation available to Ohioans.
The number of weeks of unemployment compensation available depends on the state's unemployment rate, which averaged less than 7 percent in September, October and November. That means the maximum amount of compensation available, including state unemployment compensation, will drop from 63 weeks to 54 weeks on Jan. 12
Ohio's unemployment rate is continuing to inch downward.
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent. That's down from 6.9 percent in October and 7.1 percent in September.
It's the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008.
The state has said Ohio's economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow.
Ohio's unemployment rate has remained about a full percentage point below the U.S. rate.