JULY UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS HOLD STEADY IN NW OHIO

For most counties in northwest Ohio, the recent unemployment numbers held fairly steady in the month of July.  But Henry County and Fulton County checked-in at 5.1% for their jobless rate, which is slightly higher than the state average of 4.9%.     Henry County’s rate was the same as June; but for Fulton County, the July figure represents a half-percent jump.   Defiance County’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 to 4.9 in July.  Williams County also saw fewer unemployed at 3.9%.   Putnam County was lowest in the region for their jobless rate, at 3.8%; but that nudged up slightly from June.

 Paulding County hit 4.3% and Wood County 4.4% for their jobless numbers in July.

The highest unemployment rate around the Buckeye State was Monroe County at 7.5%; while Mercer County again led the way with the lowest jobless rate at 3% in July.

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