The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services issued the latest jobless rates for our area and the numbers are improving. In August all counties in our area saw a decrease in unemployment. Here are the numbers: In Noble County the jobless rate for August is 13.3%, down from 14.7 %. In Morgan County it’s 13.3% down from 14%. Here in Muskingum County the rate went from 14% to 13%. Perry County’s jobless rate went from 12.8% to 11.9% and in Licking County the unemployment rate went from 9.7% to 9 %. Across Ohio the jobless rate fell from 10.3% to 10.1%.