APRIL 2018 UNEMPLOYMENT RATES TUMBLE IN REGION

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.

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