Jobless Rate Up Slightly In Hancock County

6/19/18 – 11:23 A.M.

The unemployment rate rose in Hancock County in May. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the rate stood at 3.1 percent last month. That’s up from 2.9 percent in April. In May of 2017, the jobless rate was 4.4 percent.

Putnam and Wyandot counties have the lowest unemployment rates in our area. Putnam is at 2.9 percent, down from 3 percent in April. Wyandot County is also at 2.9 percent, even with its April number.

Wood (3.7), Seneca (3.9), and Hardin (3.9) counties are all below 4 percent unemployment. Henry and Allen counties both had 4.1 percent jobless rates in April.