SIDNEY– Unemployment rates are up in Shelby County and Ohio for the month of June.
Unemployment was 4.4 percent in Shelby County in June, up from the 4.3 percent in May, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Market Information.
The county unemployment rate in June 2014 was 5.1 percent, which is not seasonally adjusted.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in June, up from 4.9 percent in May and down from 5.9 percent in June 2014.
Nationwide the unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in May and down from 6.3 percent in June 2014.
Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary June 2015 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.4 percent in Mercer County to a high of 9.6 percent in Monroe County. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 5.2 percent in June.
Ten counties had unemployment rates below 4 percent in June. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were Delaware and Wyandot, 3.6 percent; Auglaize and Holmes, 3.7 percent; Putnam, 3.8 percent; Hancock and Union, 3.9 percent; and Madison and Wayne, 4.0 percent.
Ten counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.0 percent in June. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe, were Meigs, 8.1 percent; Adams, 7.7 percent; Scioto, 7.5 percent; Jackson, 7.4 percent; Jefferson, 7.2 percent; Athens and Pike, 7.1 percent; and Lorain and Noble, 7.0 percent.
Surrounding counties’ unemployment rates for June (compared to the May rates) were as follows: Allen, 4.8 (up from 4.6); Auglaize, 3.7 (up from 3.6); Champaign, 4.4 (up from 4.2); Darke, 4.2 (up from 3.9); Logan, 4.1 (up from 4.0); Mercer, 3.4 (up from 3.1); and Miami, 4.4 (up from 4.2).
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