Jobless rate for county still among the lowest


By D. Anthony Botkin - abotkin@civitasmedia.com



Ohio Job and Family Services reported Friday that the unemployment rate for Ohio in July was 4.8 percent, which is down from June’s 5.0 percent but up from 4.7 percent in July 2015.

State officials said unemployed workers in Ohio for July was 278,000, employment was 5,508,000 and the civilian labor force was 5,787,000.

The state has not yes published unemployment rates for individual counties for July 2016.

State officials reported in June 2016 that Delaware County continues to remain among the lowest in Ohio at 3.7 percent, which is unchanged from July 2015. Central Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.2 for June 2016.

Delaware County’s labor force is reported by Ohio Job and Family Services to be 104,500 with 100,700 employed while 3,800 were unemployed in June.

Mercer County continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.2 percent in June and Monroe County had the highest rate, topping out at 10.2 percent.

State statistics show the nation’s jobless rate remained unchanged from June with 4.9 percent unemployment for July but down from 5.3 percent in July 2015.

By D. Anthony Botkin

abotkin@civitasmedia.com

D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-09-02 or on Twitter @dabotkin. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-09-02 or on Twitter @dabotkin. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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