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Central Ohio Unemployment Rates Inch Up

22 Aug , 2019  

This week, seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio’s counties and larger cities were released. While the state’s rate remained steady, the rates in Delaware all adjacent counties increased incrementally from the month before.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, unchanged from June.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in July was 235,000, up 2,000 from 233,000 in June. The number of unemployed has decreased by 28,000 in the past 12 months from 263,000. The July unemployment rate for Ohio decreased from 4.6 percent in July 2018.

The U.S. unemployment rate for July was 3.7 percent, unchanged from June, and down from 3.9 percent in July 2018.

The highest increases in employment statewide took place in goods producing industries, manufacturing, and leisure and hospitality. Rates ranged from Mercer County’s 2.9 percent to 7.1 percent in Athens County.

Here are the percentage rates for Delaware County and adjacent counties:

County/City, July rate, June rate, July 2018 rate

Delaware – 3.6 3.3 3.6

Franklin – 3.9 3.7 4.0

Knox – 4.4 4.1 4.5

Marion – 4.4 4.1 4.4

Morrow – 4.2 3.9 4.5

Union – 3.6 3.3 3.6

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