Hancock County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.4 percent in June from 2.7 percent a month earlier.
Jobless rates increased in 86 of Ohio’s 88 counties last month, the State Job and Family Services Department reported. Wyandot County was an exception. Its unemployment rate declined to 3 percent last month from 3.5 percent in May. It had the second lowest jobless rate in the state. Putnam County’s rate, 3.1 percent, was tied with Auglaize County for third lowest. Hancock County’s jobless rate was tied with Wayne County for ninth lowest.
Unemployment rates in neighboring counties in June, with May rates in parentheses, were: Allen County, 4.1 percent (3.2 percent); Hardin, 4.6 (3.4); Henry, 4.2 (3.6); Putnam, 3.1 (2.4); Seneca 4 (3.7); Wood, 3.9 (3.4); Wyandot, 3 (3.5).
The statewide jobless rate declined to 4 percent in June from 4.1 percent in May.