The unemployment numbers have fallen all over the Buckeye State, with the latest figures released for April. The state-wide average for unemployment that month was 3.7%; and every county in the region was below that figure except for Henry County. Henry County’s jobless rate for April was 3.9%, down from 4.4% the month before. Fulton County recorded a drop in their unemployment from 4.2 to 3.3%. And Williams County had a similar reduction, from 3.7 to 2.8% in April. The Defiance County unemployment rate fell from 3.8 to 3.4%. Putnam County had the lowest jobless rate in the region at 2.3%; while Paulding County hit 2.8%.
The highest unemployment rate in Ohio was Monroe County at 6%; and the lowest jobless figures were reported in Holmes County at 1.9 %, and Mercer County at 2.1%.