State officials say the unemployment rate in the Columbus area fell four tenths of a point from September to 6.1 percent last month.
Ohio's unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.2 percent, matching what it was at this time a year ago.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says unemployment rates in several central Ohio counties rose last month.
Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for the month of May.
State officials say 67 of Ohio's 88 counties had higher unemployment rates in December.