Sep 22, 2022

State unemployment figures for the month of August

Mercer County tied with Holmes County for the State of Ohio's lowest rate of unemployment for the month. Mercer and Holmes county reported a 2.8 percent rate of unemployment according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Auglaize County's rate remained the same at 3.3 percent. Neighboring counties reported virtually the same rates of unemployment as last month. Van Wert county was at 3.4 percent. Allen County had 4.5 percent. Ohio's statewide rate of unemployment was 4 percent. The national rate was 3.7 percent.

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