(11-23-22) Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary October 2022 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.8% in Holmes County and Wyandot County to a high of 6.1% in Monroe County. From September, unemployment rates increased in 84 counties, decreased in two counties, and remain unchanged in two counties.
The comparable October unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.1%.

Four counties had unemployment rates below 3.0% in October. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Holmes and Wyandot, were: Mercer and Putnam, 2.9%. Other Stateline area rates: Auglaize, Van Wert and Darke all at 3.4% . Shelby County at 3.5%.

Seven counties had unemployment rates at or above 5.0% in October. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe, were: Noble, 5.6%; Jefferson and Meigs, 5.5%; Cuyahoga, 5.2%; and Adams and Harrison, 5.0%.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These estimates, prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
Department of Labor, are based on 2021 benchmark and geared to county of residence.
Unemployment rates for all Ohio counties as well as cities with populations of 50,000 or more are
presented in the monthly ODJFS Civilian Labor Force Estimates publication. For updated
statewide historical data, visit https://ohiolmi.com/DataSearch, or contact the Bureau of Labor
Market Information at (614) 752-9494.

November 2022 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be
released by ODJFS on Friday, December 16, 2022. Unemployment rates for counties, cities, and
metropolitan areas will be available on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.