Unemployment Rates Drop

October 23, 2014-

Unemployment dropped in September for area counties.  Van Wert County's jobless rate fell to an 8-year-low 4.3 percent.  Allen County dropped to 5 percent, Putnam County fell to 3.9 percent, Paulding sits at 4.2 percent.  Mercer County, which holds the state's lowest unemployment rate dropped from 3.0 percent to 2.9 percent.  Auglaize County held steady at 3.5 percent, remaining the third lowest rate in the county.  Seventy-nine of Ohio's eighty-eight counties saw decreases in unemployment.



Courtesy of Times Bulletin