(1-26-21) Mercer County had the 2nd lowest reported December 2020 unemployment rate in Ohio at 3.0%, Holmes County was the lowest at 2.7%.

Eleven counties in total were at 4.0% or lower…Putnam, 3.4%; Delaware and Union, 3.6%; Auglaize, 3.7%; Wayne, 3.8%; Wyandot, 3.9%; and Madison, Van Wert, and Warren, 4.0%.

Five counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.0% in December. The counties with the highest rates, other than Noble were: Erie, 7.4%; Monroe, 7.3%; Huron, 7.1%; and Ottawa, 7.0%.