County’s jobless rate drops to 4 percent

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April from 4.7 percent in March, the state Job and Family Services Department reported.

Jobless rates declined in all of Ohio’s 88 counties last month. But Hancock County’s rate is the sixth lowest in the state. Mercer County, on the Indiana border and south of Van Wert County, had the lowest rate, 3 percent. Next were Holmes, Auglaize, Delaware and Union counties.

Unemployment rates among neighboring counties in April, with March rates in parentheses, were: Allen, 5.4 percent (6.2); Hardin, 5.2 (5.9); Henry, 5.8 (7.2); Putnam, 4.4 (5.5); Seneca, 4.9 (6); Wood, 4.9 (5.8); Wyandot, 4.5 (5.6).

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