Unemployment Up In Hancock County, Still Below 4 Percent

7/25/17 – 8:55 A.M.

Unemployment was up in the region last month. Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show Hancock County had a 3.9 percent jobless rate last month, up from 3.2 percent in May. Last month’s unemployment rate is up slightly from June of 2016, which was 3.7 percent.

Putnam County has the lowest unemployment rate in the region at 3.7 percent. That’s up from 3.1 percent in May. It’s also slightly higher than the June 2016 figure of 3.5 percent.

Elsewhere in the area, Wyandot County was at 3.9 percent unemployment. Wood and Seneca counties were both at 5 percent, Henry and Allen counties were at 5.3, and Hardin County was at 5.7 percent.