Shelby County unemployment rate up slightly in June


By Alexandra Newman - [email protected]



The unemployments rates for Shelby County, and all it’s surrounding counties, increased in June. Although, compared to last year at this time the rates are down.


SIDNEY —Shelby County’s unemployment rate is up from last month, but down from a day ago.

Unemployment was 4.1 percent in Shelby County in June, up from 3.8 in May, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Workforce Development, Bureau of Labor Market Information.

The county unemployment rate in June 2015 was 4.4 percent, which is not seasonally adjusted.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in June, down from 5.1 percent in May and up from 4.8 in June of 2015.

Nationwide the unemployment rate for June was 4.9 percent, up from 4.7 percent in May and down from 5.3 percent in June 2015.

Among the state’s 88 counties, preliminary June 2016 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.2 percent in Mercer County to a high of 10.2 percent in Monroe County. From May, unemployment rates decreased in 9 counties, increased in 78 counties, and did not change in one county. The comparable unemployment rate for Ohio was 4.9 percent in June.

Twelve counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.0 percent in June. The counties with the lowest rates, other than Mercer were: Putnam, 3.5 percent; Auglaize, 3.6 percent; Delaware, Hancock and Holmes, 3.7 percent; Madison, Union and Wyandot, 3.8 percent; Darke, 3.9 percent; and Van Wert and Wayne, 4.0 percent.

Five counties had unemployment rates above 7.5 percent in June. The counties with the highest rates, other than Monroe were: Meigs, 8.3 percent; Jefferson and Noble, 7.9 percent; and Scioto, 7.6 percent.

Surrounding counties’ unemployment rates for June (compared to the May rates) were as follows: Allen, 4.8 (up from 4.4); Auglaize, 3.6 (up from 3.3); Champaign, 4.4 (up from 3.9); Darke, 3.9 (up from 3.5); Logan, 4.1 (up from 3.9); Mercer, 3.2 (up from 2.9); and Miami, 4.3 (up from 3.9).

The unemployments rates for Shelby County, and all it’s surrounding counties, increased in June. Although, compared to last year at this time the rates are down.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_June-Unemp-Map.jpgThe unemployments rates for Shelby County, and all it’s surrounding counties, increased in June. Although, compared to last year at this time the rates are down.

By Alexandra Newman

[email protected]

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; Follow the SDN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sidneydailynews

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825; Follow the SDN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sidneydailynews

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