Unemployment rates largely unchanged


By Drew Stambaugh - dstambaugh@civitasmedia.com



Unemployment rates in northwest Ohio remained relatively low in June.


The unemployment rate in Fulton County was unchanged in June, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Tuesday.

The unemployment rate in June remained at 4.7 percent, which is where it stood in May. Last June, the jobless rate in the county was 7.4 percent.

The estimates showed 1,100 unemployed workers in Fulton County during the month of June.

In Lucas County, the unemployment rate inched higher, according to the data. It increased to 5.3 percent in June from 5.1 percent in May. It was 6.5 percent last June.

The estimates showed 11,200 unemployed in the county.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in June 2015, unchanged from May. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 1,900 over the month, from a revised 5,398,600 in May to 5,396,700 in June 2015.

Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary June 2015 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.4 percent in Mercer County to a high of 9.6 percent in Monroe County. From May, unemployment rates increased in 78 counties, decreased in three counties, and stay ed the same in seven counties.

Ten counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.0 percent in June. The counties with the lowest rates other than Mercer County were: Delaware and Wyandot, 3.6 percent; Auglaize and Holmes, 3.7 percent; Putnam, 3.8 percent; Hancock and Union, 3.9 percent; and Madison and Wayne, 4.0 percent.

Ten counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.0 percent in June. The counties with the highest rates other than Monroe County were: Meigs, 8.1 percent; Adams, 7.7 percent; Scioto, 7.5 percent; Jackson, 7.4 percent; Jefferson, 7.2 percent; Athens and Pike, 7.1 percent; and Lorain and Noble, 7.0 percent.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 296,000, down 6,000 from 302,000 in May. The number of unemployed has decreased by 26,000 in the past 12 months from 322,000. The June unemployment rate for Ohio was down from 5.6 percent in June 2014.

The U.S. unemployment rate for June was 5.3 percent, down from 5.5 percent in May and down from 6.1 percent in June 2014.

Unemployment rates in northwest Ohio remained relatively low in June.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/07/web1_JuneJobless-Map.jpgUnemployment rates in northwest Ohio remained relatively low in June.

By Drew Stambaugh

dstambaugh@civitasmedia.com

Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010

Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010