(4-24-19) Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in March 2019, down from 4.6 percent in February. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 6,300 over the month, from a revised 5,593,200 in February to 5,599,500 in March 2019.

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The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 258,000, down 7,000 from 265,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 1,000 in the past 12 months from 259,000. The March unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.5 percent in March 2018.

The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 3.8 percent, unchanged from February, and down from 4.0 percent in March 2018.

In the Stateline area Mercer County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.4%, that is .5 lower than February. Monroe County in southeastern Ohio has the highest unemployment rate at 9.1%.

Other Stateline area counties—

  • Auglaize – 2.9%
  • Van Wert – 3.1%
  • Shelby – 3.4%
  • Darke – 3.8%
  • Allen – 3.9%

 

March 2019 Unemployment

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