Area Unemployment Rate Remains Low

January 29, 2015-

County unemployment rates in the area showed minor changes.  Allen County saw a slight increase, from 4.4 to 4.5, while Paulding and Putnam counties remained the same. Paulding at 3.9% and Putnam at 3.5%.  Auglaize County also remained the same at 3.1% for December while Mercer County still has the lowest unemployment rate in Ohio, dropping one tenth of a percent from 2.7 to 2.6%.

According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, unemployment in Van Wert County landed at 3.8% in December.  This rate is the lowest rate since December, 2000 when the rate was 3.7%. This rate offers a drastic change from 2009 when the county averaged 14.6% unemployment.


Courtesy of Times Bulletin