Unemployment Rates
Area Nov’17 Oct’17 Nov’16
Ohio 4.8% 5.1% 5.0%
Ohio not seasonally adjusted 4.2% 4.5% 4.5%
U.S. 4.1% 4.1% 4.6%
U.S. not seasonally adjusted 3.9% 3.9% 4.4%

 

12-27-17 – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in November 2017, down from 5.1 percent in October 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 5,600 over the month, from a revised 5,545,400 in October to 5,539,800 in November 2017.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in November was 279,000, down 17,000 from 296,000 in October. The number of unemployed has decreased by 6,000 in the past 12 months from 285,000. The November unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 5.0 percent in November 2016.

The U.S. unemployment rate for November was 4.1 percent, unchanged from October, and down from 4.6 percent in November 2016.

Stateline Area Unemployment #’s

  • Mercer County 2.7%
  • Auglaize 3.1%
  • Van Wert 3.4%
  • Darke 3.6%
  • Shelby 3.8%

Mercer County once again has the lowest unemployment rate in Ohio and the only one under 3% at 2.7%.

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