Unemployment Rates Continue To Decline

9/25/18 – 11:09 A.M.

Our region continues to be home to some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. August numbers from the Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock Countys jobless rate dropped to 3.4 percent last month. Thats down from 3.7 percent in July and 3.8 percent last August.

Putnam and Wyandot counties both have 3 percent unemployment rates. Putnam Countys rate fell nearly a full percentage point from July when it was 3.8 percent.

Elsewhere in the region, Seneca (4.1), Wood (4.1), Henry (4.2), Allen (4.3), and Hardin (4.3) counties were all between 4 and 4.5 percent unemployment.