(11-24-20) Ohio’s October Unemployment Rates were recently released.

In the Stateline area…Mercer County is the third lowest in State at 3.0% behind Holmes (2.3%) and Putnam (2.8%).

Darke (3.6%), Van Wert (3.6%), Auglaize (3.7%), and Shelby (4.2%). State of Ohio Unemployment rate is 5.2%.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.6% in October 2020, down from a revised 8.3% in September.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in October was 324,000, down from 469,000 in September. The number of unemployed has increased by 86,000 in the past 12 months from 238,000. The October unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 4.1% in October 2019.

The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 6.9%, down from 7.9% in September, and up from 3.6% in October 2019.