SIDNEY — The unemployment rate in Shelby County held stead in July.
Unemployment was 4.1 percent in Shelby County in July, the same as in June, 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 July 2015 was 4.5 percent, which is not seasonally adjusted.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July, down from 5.0 percent in June and up from 4.7 in July of 2015.
Nationwide the unemployment rate for July was 4.9 percent, the same as in June, and down from 5.3 percent in July 2015.
Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary July 2016 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.1 percent in Mercer County to a high of 9.9 percent in Monroe County. From June, unemployment rates decreased in 67 counties, increased in 8 counties, and did not change in 13 counties. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.8 percent in July.
Five counties had unemployment rates at or below 3.5 percent in July. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Delaware, 3.4 percent and Hancock, Holmes, and Putnam, 3.5 percent. Four counties had unemployment rates at or above 7.5 percent in July.
The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs, 7.9 percent; Jefferson, 7.8 percent; and Noble, 7.5 percent.
Surrounding counties’ unemployment rates for July (compared to the June rates) were as follows: Allen, 5.3 (up from 4.8); Auglaize, 3.7 (up from 3.6); Champaign, 4.6 (up from 4.4); Darke, 3.7 (down from 3.9); Logan, 4.1 (same); Mercer, 3.1 (down from 3.2); and Miami, 4.2 (down from 4.3).
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