MARCH UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR LOCAL COUNTIES FALL ACROSS NW OHIO


Every county in northwest Ohio saw their unemployment rates fall in the month of March, compared with February.  But Henry County still remained above the state average of 4.4%, with their jobless rate of 5%, down from 5.8 the month before. Fulton County’s rate dropped from 4.9 to 4.2%; and Defiance County’s unemployment fell from 4.1 to 3.8 %.Williams County’s jobless figure was down a tenth of a percent to 3.7% in March.   Paulding County matched that at 3.7.

Putnam County was lowest in the region for unemployment rates at 3.1%, falling from 3.8 in February.

Around the Buckeye State, the lowest jobless rates were Holmes County at 2.6%, and Mercer County at 2.7.        Lorain County had the highest unemployment in Ohio for March at 7.9%.


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