Jobless Rate Drops In All Area Counties

10/25/17 – 11:21 A.M.

Unemployment is down all across the region. September numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County tied with Holmes County for the third lowest jobless rate in the state at 3.3 percent. That’s down from 3.9 percent in August. Unemployment is down nearly a half percentage point from a year ago.

Putnam County has the second lowest jobless rate in Ohio. The unemployment rate there dropped to 3.2 percent in August.

Elsewhere in the region, Wyandot (3.4) and Henry (3.9) counties were both under 4 percent unemployment. Wood (4.1), Seneca (4.2), Hardin (4.6), and Allen (4.6) counties all checked in below 5 percent unemployment in September.