Defiance Local News

 

AUGUST 2013 UNEMPLOYMENT HAS HENRY COUNTY LOWEST IN FOUR COUNTIES

 

The unemployment numbers are in for the month of August, and Henry County recorded the lowest rate in the four-county area.   The jobless rate for Henry County was 6.6%; which is about the same as last year at this time.  It’s also slightly below the state average for August, which is 6.9%.

            Fulton County’s unemployment last month was 7.3%, for the highest figure in the region, and also a half-percent above last year in August.    Defiance County checked-in with a jobless rate of 6.7% last month, and Williams County hit 7%.                  Putnam County was lowest in the region for unemployment, at 5.7%.  But that was a half-percent higher than last year at this time.    Wood County’s rate was 6.9% in August.

Around the Buckeye State, the highest unemployment rate was Pike County at 12%.   And the lowest jobless numbers were reported in Mercer County at 4.3%, and Holmes County at 4.6%.

 

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