MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS TUMBLE FOR NW OHIO

Every county in northwest Ohio reported lower jobless rates than the month before, with March unemployment numbers released by Job and Family Services.          Henry County had the highest jobless rate in the region at 5.4% for March; down from 5.9% in February.           Fulton County’s rate tumbled from 5% to 4.4.             Defiance County’s unemployment edged down from 4.5 to 4.3% in March.             And Williams County had the lowest jobless rate in the Four County area at 3.4%.               Putnam County led the region with unemployment of 3.1%, for one of the lowest marks in Ohio.                          Other counties in the region were also below the state average of 4.3%, including Wood County and Paulding County, both at 3.6%.

The lowest jobless rate in the Buckeye State in March was 2.4% in Mercer County.   The highest unemployment reported in Monroe County at 8.5%.

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