(7-20-21) The entire state suffer setbacks in the June unemployment rates released by the State.

Mercer County, who has the 2nd lowest rate in state, but jumped from 2.9% in May to 3.9% in June a 1% increase.

Auglaize County had the seventh-lowest rate in state at, 4.7%, up from May’s 3.7%.

Other Stateline counties..

  • Allen 6.5%
  • Shelby 5.4%
  • Van Wert 4.9%
  • Darke 4.8%

The lowest rate in the state was Holmes County at 3.8%, a 1.2% increase, and the highest rate belonging to three counties…Erie, Jefferson and Meigs counties all at 8.7%.

Statewide, the unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, compared to the national average of 5.9 percent.