Summit County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.2 percent in October from 4.3 percent in September.

The county’s rate a year ago was 4.9 percent.

Akron’s jobless rate rose a bit to 4.9 percent last month from 4.8 percent in September and was down from 5.7 percent a year ago.

The jobless rate in Cuyahoga Falls was 3.9 percent in October, unchanged from September and down from 4.5 percent in October 2014.

Unemployment rates fell in 45 of Ohio’s 88 counties for October, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Tuesday. Rates increased in 23 counties and were unchanged in 20 counties.

County unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.8 percent in Mercer County to a high of 8.1 percent in Monroe County.

Rates were not adjusted to take into account seasonal factors. The comparable Ohio unemployment rate last month was 4.2 percent while the U.S. rate was 4.8 percent.

Unemployment rates elsewhere in Northeast Ohio for October, September and October 2014:

• Cuyahoga County: 4.4, 5.1, 5.5

• Cleveland: 5.6, 6.3, 6.9

• Medina County: 3.3, 3.9, 4.3

• Portage County: 4.2, 4.2, 4.7

• Stark County: 4.6, 4.7, 4.8

• Canton: 5.2, 5.3, 5.9

• Wayne County: 3.4, 3.5, 3.8

Jim Mackinnon can be reached at 330-996-3544 or jmackinnon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him @JimMackinnonABJ on Twitter or www.facebook.com/JimMackinnonABJ. His stories can be found at www.ohio.com/writers/jim-mackinnon.