Unemployment rates tumbled down again during the month of April around northwest Ohio. Henry County’s rate fell from 5.4 to 4.7% last month, but was still highest in the region. The state average for unemployment was 4% in April. Fulton County’s rate fell from 4.4 to 3.7%. Defiance County’s decline was 4.3 to 4.1% in joblessness. And Williams County hit 3.3% for their unemployment. The lowest jobless rate in the region was Putnam County at 3%, while Wood County reported 3.3%.
Three years ago, nearly every county in northwest Ohio had unemployment rates of about 5%.
Around the Buckeye State in April, the lowest jobless rate was 2.3% in Mercer County. While the highest rate was 7.3% in Monroe County.