Jul 21, 2021

Unemployment rate reported by ODJFS

Mercer County's rate of unemployment rose from 2.9 percent to 3.9 percent for the month of June according to figures released this week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Mercer County remains at second place for Ohio's lowest rate of unemployment. Auglaize County rose from 3.7 to 4.7 percent. Shelby County reported 5.4 percent, Van Wert had 5.4 percent and Allen County had 6.5 percent. Ohio's rate of unemployment rose slightly to 5.2 percent. The United States rate of unemployment was 5.9 percent in June. One year ago during the pandemic, America's rate of unemployment was 11.1 percent.

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