Every county in northwest Ohio took a leap upward in the latest unemployment figures for the month of June. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports Henry County’s unemployment rate jumped to 7.8% last month, a rise of a half percent. That put’s June of 2013, at the same jobless figure as a year ago. Fulton County’s unemployment rose by a half-percent last month, to 7.9%, for the highest rate in the region.
Defiance County and Williams County were both below the state average of 7.2% in June; but they also reported gains of a half-percent from the month before. Putnam County had the lowest jobless rate in the region at 6.5%; and that reflected an increase of nearly a full percentage point. Wood County checked-in at 7.5%.
Around the Buckeye State, the highest unemployment rate was Meigs County at 12.7%; while the lowest jobless numbers were recorded in Mercer County at 4.6%, and Holmes County’s rate of 5%.