Jobless rate increases

Hancock County’s unemployment rate increased from 3.9 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July, the state reported.

Jobless rates increased in 50 of Ohio’s 88 counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Rates were unchanged in 28 counties, and declined in 10.

Wyandot County’s 3.9 percent unemployment rate in July was tied with Delaware County for second lowest in the state. Hancock and Putnam counties’ 4.1 percent rates were tied with Union County for fifth lowest in the state.

Jobless rates in neighboring counties in July, with June rates in parentheses, were: Allen County, 5.9 percent (5.3 percent); Hardin, 6 (5.7); Henry, 5.1 (5.3); Putnam, 4.1 (3.7); Seneca, 5.5 (5); Wood, 5.2 (5); Wyandot, 3.9 (3.9).

The statewide unemployment rate increased to 5.2 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Unlike the county jobless rates, the statewide rate is adjusted for seasonal employment trends.




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