Ohio town struggles after package giant DHL leaves

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    Ohio town struggles after package giant DHL leaves - Reuters

    In May 2008, before German shipping firm DHL Express, a unit of German post office operator Deutsche Post, said it was in talks to have rival UPS handle its U.S. operations, unemployment in Wilmington had long been below 3 percent.

    But the local unemployment rate jumped over 14 percent in the wake of DHL's announcement last November that it would leave the U.S. domestic market altogether with the loss of 9,500 jobs, many of them in Wilmington.

    The national unemployment rate was 9.4 percent in July, while Ohio's jobless rate was 11.2 percent.