July 2013 Ranking of Ohio County Unemployment Rates

(Not Seasonally Adjusted) Among the state’s 88 counties, July 2013 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.5 percent in Mercer County to a high of 12.3 percent in Meigs County. Rates declined in 68 of the 88 counties statewide. The comparable rate for Ohio was 7.3 percent in July. (See table on next page.) Six counties had unemployment rates below 6.0 percent in July. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, 4.9 percent; Delaware, 5.2 percent; Auglaize, 5.3 percent; and Geauga and Union, 5.8 percent. Meanwhile, five counties had unemployment rates at or above 11.0 percent in July. The counties with the highest rates, other than Meigs were: Pike, 12.1 percent; Scioto, 11.1 percent; and Huron and Morgan, 11.0 percent.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These estimates, prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, are based on 2012 benchmark and geared to county of residence. Unemployment rates for all Ohio counties as well as cities with populations of 50,000 or more are presented in the monthly ODJFS Civilian Labor Force Estimates publication. For updated statewide historical data, visit http://ohiolmi.com/asp/laus/vbLaus.htm, or contact the Bureau of Labor Market Information at (614) 752-9494. July 2013 unemployment rates and nonagricultural wage and salary data for Ohio will be released by ODJFS on Friday, September 20, 2013. Unemployment rates for counties, cities, and metropolitan areas will be available on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. This information and the monthly statistical summaries they are based on are also available at http://ohiolmi.com/laus/releases.htm.

Ranking Report Ohio Unemployment Rates by County July 2013
Rank (b) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 County Meigs County Pike County Scioto County Morgan County Huron County Adams County Jefferson County Monroe County Noble County Clinton County Vinton County Coshocton County Highland County Muskingum County Jackson County Perry County Athens County Crawford County Ashtabula County Mahoning County Gallia County Trumbull County Richland County Lucas County Columbiana County Fulton County Lorain County Allen County Ross County Montgomery County Ottawa County Hardin County Brown County Marion County Williams County Harrison County Guernsey County Lawrence County Preble County Seneca County Cuyahoga County Defiance County Henry County Pickaway County Unemployment Rate 12.3 12.1 11.1 11.0 11.0 10.5 10.3 10.3 9.9 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 Rank (b) 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 County Ashland County Hocking County Wood County Stark County Greene County Clark County Carroll County Belmont County Sandusky County Miami County Butler County Portage County Hamilton County Van Wert County Morrow County Champaign County Knox County Licking County Summit County Erie County Clermont County Washington County Fayette County Wyandot County Paulding County Tuscarawas County Logan County Lake County Wayne County Madison County Darke County Franklin County Fairfield County Putnam County Medina County Warren County Hancock County Shelby County Union County Geauga County Auglaize County Delaware County Holmes County Mercer County Unemployment Rate 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.5

[a] These estimates, prepared in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, are based on 2012 benchmark, geared to county of residence, and NOT seasonally adjusted. (b) Rankings are based upon unrounded unemployment rates. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development Bureau of Labor Market Information Columbus 43215

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