It was a mixed bag for jobless numbers across northwest Ohio in the month of July. With the state unemployment rate at 4.4%, every county in the region was at or below that figure. But several counties saw their jobless rates climb in July. Fulton County saw the biggest jump in unemployment, from 3.8% in June, to 4.4% in July, which was highest in the region. Henry County’s rate ticked-up from 4.1 to 4.3% last month.
Defiance County’s jobless rate held steady at 4.2%; while Williams County’s unemployment nudged down slightly to 3.6%.
Putnam County was lowest in the region with their jobless rate of 2.9%.
Around the Buckeye State, the highest unemployment rate was in Marion County at 6.4%, and the lowest jobless rate for July was 2.7% in Mercer County.