Unemployment was a bit lower in the nearby counties of Preble (4.7 percent); Warren (4.4 percent); and Clermont (4.7 percent), but higher in Montgomery County (5.2 percent).
As for other cities that are tracked locally, unemployment was at 6.4 percent in Dayton, and 4.4 percent in Kettering.
Among all Ohio counties, the lowest unemployment rate was in Mercer County, which had a 3.5 percent rate last month. The highest was found in Trumbull County, which had a 8.7 percent jobless rate.
For the state as a whole, the jobless rate was 5.5 percent, up half a percentage point compared to July 2016 and up a tenth of a point from June this year.
City and county unemployment figures are not adjusted for seasonal hiring patterns and, therefore, do not coincide with the adjusted jobless rate for the state and the nation.
Staff writer Tom Gnau contributed to this report.