County sees job growth

The Clermont County unemployment rate dropped for the month of August. The rate fell below 10 percent of the workforce for the second time this year and was reported at 9.6 percent.

The rate fell slightly below the Aug. 2009 mark of 9.7 percent and came close to matching the national unemployment rate, currently 9.5 percent, for the first time in many months.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services the rates are improving on a state average.