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(7-24-18) Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary June 2018 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.3 percent in Mercer County to a high of 7.9 percent in Monroe County. From May, unemployment rates increased in all 88 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 5.3 percent in June.

Despite having the lowest rate of unemployment in Ohio, Mercer County’s rate jumped in June from 2.5 (May) to 3.3 percent.

Unemployment Rates

  • Auglaize County  3.9 percent (up .9%)
  • National – 4.0 percent
  • Van Wert County – 4.1 percent
  • Darke County – 4.3 percent
  • Ohio – 4.5 percent
  • Allen County – 5.1 percent

Five counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.0 percent in June. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Putnam and Wyandot, 3.7
percent; Auglaize, 3.9 percent; and Delaware, 4.0 percent.

Eight counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.0 percent in June. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs, 7.8 percent; Athens, 7.6 percent; Adams, 7.5 percent; Jackson and Scioto, 7.4 percent; Coshocton, 7.2 percent; and Jefferson, 7.0 percent.