(10-20-20) Unemployment rates in Ohio dropped from 8.9% to 8.4%.

In the Stateline area –

  • Mercer County – 4.4%
  • Auglaize County – 5.0%
  • Van Wert County – 5.0%
  • Darke County – 5.5%
  • Shelby County – 6.4%

Lowest Statewide – Holmes County – 3.5%

Highest Statewide – Cuyahoga County 11.2%

Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 8.4% in September 2020, down from 8.9% in August. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 41,500 over the month, from a revised 5,146,700 in August to 5,188,200 in September 2020.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 472,000, down from 510,000 in August. The number of unemployed has increased by 232,000 in the past 12 months from 240,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.1% in September 2019.

The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 7.9%, down from 8.4% in August, and up from 3.5% in September 2019.