MAY UNEMPLOYMENT IN NW OHIO AT OR BELOW STATE AVE.

Every county in northwest Ohio was either at or below the state average for unemployment in May.   With the state jobless rate at 4.2%, Henry County showed the biggest decline, falling from 4.7 to 4.1% last month.  Defiance County‚Äôs unemployment rate nudged up from 4.1 to 4.2% in May.    Fulton County held steady at 3.7%; and Williams County had the lowest jobless rate in the four county area at 3.3%.             Putnam County led the regional with an unemployment rate of 2.9%; while Wood County and Paulding County each checked-in at 3.7% .

Around the Buckeye State; the highest jobless rate was Monroe County at 6.5%.  And it was Mercer County with the lowest unemployment in May, at 2.5%

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