The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services estimated the unemployment rate in Fulton County in October was 8.6%.
That’s up nine-tenths of a percentage point from the revised September figure of 7.7%. The September unemployment rate was originally announced as 7.8%, then revised downward a tenth of a point to 7.7%.
Fulton County had the second highest September unemployment rate in the four-county area. Williams County had the highest rate, estimated by the ODJFS as 9.1%, up threetenths of a point. Unemployment in Defiance County was 7.9%.
The lowest unemployment rate for September was 7.6%, in Henry County.
Fulton County unemployment was the 18th-highest in the state in October. Williams County was 12th highest, tied with Scioto County. Defiance County was tied with Hocking County for 25th highest, and Henry County was tied for 35th with Allen County.
Among the 88 Ohio counties, the lowest unemployment rate for September was 5%, found in Geauga, Delaware, and Mercer counties. Only three Ohio counties had double-digit unemployment.