(8-25-22) The latest figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows that Mercer County once again had Ohio’s lowest unemployment rate in July, 2.7%. Holmes County, in northeast Ohio was second at 2.8% and Putnam County had the third lowest jobless rate, 2.9%.

Auglaize, Wyandot and Delaware counties tied for fourth lowest, 3.2%. Van Wert County was at 3.4%.

Paulding County’s July unemployment rate was 3.7% while Allen County’s was 4.3%.

The 10 counties with the highest jobless rate last month were Cuyahoga, Lorain and Huron counties, 5.5%; Crawford County, 5.7%; Athens and Noble counties, 5.8%; Jefferson and Meigs counties, 6.0%; Monroe County, 6.3%, and Marion County, 6.4%.

The jobless rate for Ohio was 3.9%.