In July, the unemployment rate rose in 87 Ohio counties and dropped in one, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This despite the state’s overall jobless rate remaining at 4%.
Monroe County had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.5%, with Athens, Meigs, Adams, Scioto, Huron, and Trumbull counties also at or above 6.5%. Mercer County, at 2.9%, had the lowest rate. Wyandot, Auglaize, Putnam, and Holmes counties were also at or below 3.5%. See the county unemployment rate map. 8/26/2019