Unemployment Rates Go Up In Northwest Ohio

01/23/19 – 2 P.M.

Unemployment went up in all counties in our area last month. The latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County had 3.8 percent unemployment in December. That’s up from 3.1 percent in November and 3.4 percent from December of 2017.

Putnam County also saw an increase in unemployment. Putnam was at 4 percent in December, up from 3.1 percent in November and 3.5 percent in December of 2017.

Wyandot County boasted the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 3.6 percent. Allen (4.7), Hardin (4.5), and Wood (4.3) counties were all over 4 percent. Seneca (5.0) and Henry (5.8) were both over 5 percent.