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.