SIDNEY– Unemployment rates in Shelby County stayed the same in September.
Unemployment was 3.7 percent in Shelby County in September, the same as in August, 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 September 2014 was 4.6 percent, which is not seasonally adjusted.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in September, down from 4.6 percent in August and down from 5.3 percent in September 2014.
Nationwide the unemployment rate for September was 5.1 percent, the same as in August and down from 5.9 percent in September 2014.
Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary September 2015 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 2.8 percent in Mercer County to a high of 8.4 percent in Monroe County. From August, unemployment rates increased in 46 counties, decreased in 11 counties, and did not change in 31 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.3 percent in September.
Ten counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.5 percent in September. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Holmes, 3.0 percent; Delaware, 3.1 percent; Auglaize, Hancock, and Wyandot, 3.2 percent; Putnam, and Union, 3.3 percent; Madison, 3.4 percent; and Wayne, 3.5 percent.
Four counties had unemployment rates above 6.5 percent in September. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs, 6.8 percent; Scioto, 6.7 percent; and Jefferson, 6.6 percent.
Surrounding counties’ unemployment rates for September (compared to the August rates) were as follows: Allen, 4.1 (same); Auglaize, 3.2 (up from 3.1); Champaign, 3.8 (up from 3.7); Darke, 3.6 (up from 3.5); Logan, 3.6 (up from 3.5); Mercer, 2.8 (up from 2.7); and Miami, 3.8 (same).
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