Fulton County unemployment increased by two-tenths (.2) of percentage point in November, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
County unemployment increased from 9.7% in October to 9.9% in November. It’s the third month in a row unemployment has increased; unemployment was 9.6% in September.
ODJFS estimated during November, there were 22,400 people in the Ohio labor force. That was composed of 20,200 employed workers, and 2,200 out of work and seeking employment.
Fulton County unemployment was the lowest in the four-county area. Defiance, Henry, and Williams counties had unemployment of 10.6% or higher, ODJFS estimated.
Two counties, Fulton and Henry, had unemployment rates increase in November. Henry County went up from a revised 10.3% in October to 10.7% in November. Unemployment rates in Defiance and Williams went down.
Williams County’s 11.4% unemployment was the highest in the four counties. Highest, Lowest
Ohio has 88 counties; during the month of November, ODJFS estimated that 48 had unemployment of 10% or higher.
Clinton County, in southeastern Ohio, had the highest, at 15.4%. Delaware County, in central Ohio, and Holmes County, in east-central Ohio, were tied for lowest, at 6.7%. State, Nation
All county unemployment data is not seasonally adjusted.
The comparable November figure of Ohio and the nation was equal, at 9.3%. When seasonal adjustments are applied, both figures are 9.8%.
ODJFS estimated there were about 5.9 million workers in Ohio, about 5.36 million employed, and 552,200 out of work.
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Four County area
*Revised from original announcement. Bold type: lowest unemployment rate in the four county area. Figures are not seasonally adjusted. Statistics are estimates from the Ohio Department
of Job & Family Services, Bureau of Labor Market Information. Archbold Buckeye chart.