SIDNEY– Unemployment numbers in Shelby County rose in November.
Unemployment was 4.0 percent in Shelby County in November, up from 3.6 in October, 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 November 2014 was 3.8 percent, which is not seasonally adjusted.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in November, up from 4.4 percent in October and down from 5.2 percent in November 2014.
Nationwide the unemployment rate for November was 5.0 percent, the same as in October and down from 5.8 percent in November 2014.
Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary November 2015 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.0 percent in Geauga and Medina County to a high of 9.7 percent in Monroe County. From October, unemployment rates increased in 81 counties, decreased in six counties, and did not change in one county. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.4 percent in November.
Eleven counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.5 percent in November. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Geauga and Medina were: Mercer, 3.1; and Delaware, Holmes, and Lake, 3.3; Hancock and Union, 3.4; and Auglaize, Putnam, and Wyandot, 3.5 percent.
Seven counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.0 percent in November. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs and Noble, 7.4; Jefferson and Scioto, 7.2; Adams, 7.1; and Morgan, 7.0.
Surrounding counties’ unemployment rates for November (compared to the October rates) were as follows: Allen, 4.4 (up from 4.0); Auglaize, 3.5 (up from 3.1); Champaign, 4.2 (up from 3.7); Darke, 3.8 (up from 3.4); Logan, 4.0 (up from 3.5); Mercer, 3.1 (up from 2.8); and Miami, 4.1 (up from 3.8).
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