(4-24-18) Mercer County once again has the lowest unemployment rate in Ohio for the month of March at 2.4%. The National average is at 4.1% and Ohio is at 4.3%
Auglaize County is right behind with a 2.8% rate and is the 2nd lowest in the state. Shelby is at 3.5% and Van Wert is at 3.1% and Darke is at 3.8%
The highest unemployment rate is in eastern Ohio with Monroe County at 8.5%, the only county to be over 8%. Six counties are over 7% for the month.