Hancock County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.6 percent in July from 3.3 percent in June, the state reported Tuesday. Jobless rates climbed in 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties last month.
The county unemployment rates are not adjusted for seasonal changes in the labor force. The statewide jobless rate, which is seasonally adjusted, was unchanged from June to July at 4 percent, the State Job and Family Services Department reported.
Wyandot County’s 3.2 percent unemployment rate and Putnam County’s 3.4 percent were the second and fourth lowest rates, respectively, in the state. Hancock County’s 3.6 percent put it in a seven-way tie for sixth lowest rate.
Jobless rates in neighboring counties in July, with June rates in parentheses, were: Allen, 4.7 percent (4.1 percent); Hardin, 5.2 (4.6); Henry, 4.6 (4.1); Putnam, 3.4 (3.1); Seneca, 4.5 (4); Wood, 4.2 (3.9); Wyandot, 3.2 (3).