The numbers are in for the month of May in unemployment for the Buckeye State. And two northwest Ohio counties had jobless numbers higher than the state average of 7%. Henry County checked-in with unemployment of 7.3% for May, and Fulton County was a notch above that at 7.4%.
Defiance County and Williams County were each below the state average, with their jobless figures of 6.9 and 6.7%. Putnam County had the lowest unemployment in the region at 5.8% for May; while Wood County was at 7%.
The highest unemployment in Ohio was Pike County’s rate of 11.9%. And the lowest jobless numbers were recorded in Mercer County at 4.3%, and Holmes County- at 4.7%.